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SECOND WIND 

After witnessing a fairly lukewarm response to Datsun in India, I was recently treated 
to what I can only term as their second coming. The Go-Cross which was revealed to 
a select few journalists is an absolute stunner. I haven’t seen as many jaws drop as I did 
the day the covers were taken off the Go-Cross in Tokyo. Datsuns officials, however, 
also had to field some very tough questions from the media given the amount of 
controversy their cars had to face this year. After their dismal failure to make a mark in 
India, the first market where the brand was relaunched, Datsun finally seems to have 
understood a fair bit of what the game is all about. That’s why the Go-Cross is an in your 
face, hedonistic dose of visual delight. 

Datsun clearly understands that India is a price sensitive market but at the same time, 
aspirations for personalisation run high. Datsun is aware that Indian customers are 
gravitating towards style, features, comfort and safety as high value purchase points. 
The fact that not every purchase decision revolves solely around affordable cost of 
ownership and fuel efficiency has clearly sunk in. That is why I believe Datsun’s second 
coming will be a far more interesting phase to watch out for. 

Similarly Maruti too has understood certain facts about Indian customers and their 
maturing tastes. For the first time in years, Maruti has moved on from beating the cost 
of ownership drum to a value based one. Maruti has brought the fight to Hyundai’s 
doorstep, and the strategy being employed is the same as what Hyundai began several 
years ago. Indian customers are looking at so much more from their purchase, so give it 
to them - that has been the Hyundai way. Now Maruti is treading that path too. For the 
first time, the Maruti Baleno offers more in its package than Hyundai does in its iio. At a 
lower price too. Our comparison in this issue looks long and hard at the ensuing battle 
between the Baleno, the iio and let’s not forget, the Jazz. 

With several new launches in the last couple of months, the December issue also looks 
at other critical comparisons. Renault’s Kwid takes on every other entry level hatchback 
in the country and you’d be surprised to learn what the results say. Ford’s Figo takes on 
the Grand iio. Hyundai now has a lot more to worry about. And we also brought together 
every affordable middleweight motorcycle in the country for an epic ride. 

As for the season of giving, we just gave ourselves the biggest Christmas gift of 
them all - 5,000 horsepower and crores worth of metal to delight in. It’s a very merry 
Christmas here at OVERDRIVE! 

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SICK THIS 
MONTH 




FERRARI 488 SPIDER 

Jamshed’s been nursing an ailing 
back, but he insisted on driving the 
newest Ferrari. He is now on leave. 

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HURAG AN LP 580Z 

Rohit hadn’t been coming to work 
due to an eye infection. That was until 
the new Huracan had to be driven. 

Page 72 




QUATTROPORTE GT S 

Suresh used to claim he never gets car 
sick. Clearly he had never sat with 
Rishaad while testing a Quattroporte. 

Page 86 




MERCEDES- AMG GT S 

Rohit claimed he got cured of the 
infection only in one eye. Which is 
why he had to drive the GT S, he says. 

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60 Ferrari 488 Spider 

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A bull on a racetrack - nothing new but 
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80 Audi S5 Sportback 

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86 Maserati Quattroporte GT S 

Bellissima! 

02 Mercedes-AMG GT S 

A streak of yellow, that’s all you will see! 

100 Maruti Suzuki Baleno vs 

Hyundai Elite i20 vs Honda Jazz 

The most important comparison of 2015! 

110 Renault Kwid vs Maruti Suzuki Alto 
vs Hyundai Eon vs Datsun Go 

Small player, big segment, bigger 
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120 Ford Figo vs Hyundai Grand ilO 

Can Ford upset the apple cart? 

144 Yamaha YZF-R3 

Yamaha’s sharpening its claws! 

X46 

The test we’ve all been waiting for 

148 Bajaj Avenger 150 Street 

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A change of heart 

I always wanted to go to a racetrack and own a motorcycle that is a thorough track machine 
and initially, I liked the KTM RC 390 . 1 mean, how can the RC lose to any motorcycle with 
the level of equipment it offers - better tyres, ABS, USD forks, a trellis frame and near Mot03 
ergonomics. With its price tag, I thought this was the perfect beginner’s sportsbike. Now, 
after a year. I’ve had a change of heart. Thanks to Shumi I have decided to save almost ^1.5 lakh 
more to get a Yamaha R3. It may sound stupid to thank someone who is pulling me further 
away from my dream, because the extra money means I’ll have to wait for a full year before I 
can afford it. But, he has me convinced that the year long wait, the lack of ABS and Metzelers 
is somehow worth it. Shumi is certainly more convincing than the other journos. Even while 
getting into the technical side of things, he doesn’t forget to remind the readers of what the 
bike is meant to do, and which segment of buyers it focuses on. The Ninja 300 vs RC 390 vs 
YZF-R3 track test must have changed the opinion of many future buyers as it did mine. 
CHARCHIT KANSAL 

We are very happy to know that our reviews have such an impact! Although the KTM 
does make for a better package with its pricing, the R3 is built really well and makes for 
a great twin-cylinder motorcycle that is a solid track bike. You can read more about it 
on page 144. 



More track days please! 

I have been a fan of OVERDRIVE for a 
very long time now. I fondly remember 
the track tests that you guys conducted 
and I always flipped to those pages when- 
ever I lay my hands on the copy. 

Oh, that image of a blue Ford Fiesta 1.6S 
going sideways resonates in my head, to 
date. I also remember the 0-100-0 tests 
that set you guys apart from the rest of 
the auto magazines. I remember the Ford 
Ikon with its wheels locked up or the 
image of the Honda City VTEC on the 
cover announcing the 0-100-0 action that 
was about to kick off. Where are those 
tests. Team OD? You guys hardly ever hit 
the track. I also remember track days at 
the BIC where you guys compared every 
possible car. I know you evaluate cars for 
awards on a track, but can we please have 
some more track action? I loved the way 
your track tests revealed the most driver/ 




rider oriented cars/motorcycles. It felt 
more involving than the mundane road 
tests. It added another flavour. Please get 
those days back again. Please conduct an- 
other 0-100-0. An ardent fan awaits some 
rubber smoking action. 

ARNAB DESAI 

Recalling the good ol' days 

The first issue of OVERDRIVE that reached 
my house was one that my elder brother 
had bought. I remember wondering how 
such a thing was possible. A magazine 
just for cars and bikes! The Anniversary 
edition was the first one I bought this year 
and I have to say, the changes were, umm, 
refreshing? Bertrand D’ souza as the editor 
was the first ‘wow’ moment. The rest of 
the issue was equally cool. I really loved 
the sentiment behind the articles on Nazir 
Hoosein and the one that came immediate- 
ly after, about the writer’s experience with 
an old racecar and track. The sad part is 
how unsurprised I was when I read it. How 
did this callousness creep into our nature? 
Being a people who constantly boast about 
their history and past, we certainly aren’t 
doing a good job of preserving it. And 
I’m not just talking about automobiles or 
racetracks. I am an architect, and believe 
me, the same callousness is shown when it 
comes to the conservation of our ancient 



buildings; some in such deplorable condi- 
tions that I feel sad, angry and helpless at 
the same time. Legacies ought to be pre- 
served and their stories told. To that end, 

I love what you guys are attempting to do. 
The article on WRC legends had me liter- 
ally drooling over the pictures. Now, I can’t 
end this without appreciating those two ar- 
ticles by Shubhabrata Marmar. They were a 
joy to read - the language was clean, funny 
and precise. The article also reminded me 
of a recent journey I had undertaken from 
Trivandrum to Trissur along the NH47. The 
‘NH’ tag was very misleading, as at least 80 
per cent of the highway was not filled with 
holes, most of which were very dangerous. 
Every single one of those back-breaking, 
tyre-busting, neck-snapping potholes 
came with a swear. And every time I hit 
one, I wished my CBR would magically 
transform into a Multistrada. The articles 
were neatly written; however I do pity 




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ON THE FIAT PUNTO ABARTH HOT HATCH 

COMPARISON 

BEDIMAN The Abarth Punto is better 
engineered than the Indian Polo in every way. 
SATISH CHOUR Fiat, will still be only bought by 
those few hard-core Fiat fans, the rest of the 
crowd will mostly move to GTTSI orGTTDI 
ESHWAR PRASAD The Abarth Punto takes the 
crown for the sheer power and torque that it 
offers. 

ON THE LAMBORGHINI HURACAN 

LAUNCH 

AMOLTELANG: Thank God the Censor Board 
doesn’t cover car launches. The Huracan is 
too hot to handle! 

SRINIVASAN VIJAYAN Rs 2.99 crore? People 
can live a lifetime with this amount! 

ON THE BMW G 310 R 

ARUL I don’t think any price above the Duke 
390 is justified. The argument of premium- 
ness may work against TVS, Bajaj etc.. .but not 
against KTM. 

ZORAWARBHAmLWhat remains to be seen is 
how it compares to the Duke 390 as KTM’s 
performance figures are way ahead of this. 
ARUN KANTH It seems the Duke has turned 
out to be a prototype for naked sport bikes 
TATS Is it just me or does the bike look very 
similar to the KTM? Same rear overhang, 
almost the same front end and the same 
squattish small seat 

SAURABH KRISHNA In my opinion the direct 
competition to this bike will be the Benelli 
TNT 300. Two high quality European brands, 
it’ll be interesting to get a hands on the G 310 
R and feel its refinement and ride quality. 

ON THE DUCATI XDIAVEL S UNVEILING 
JITHIN KAIMAL Night Rod killer 
AJAY Most awaited Bologna beast 

ON THE HONDA BR-V 

NEIL D’COSTA The BR-V is visually pleasing and 
both ends of the vehicle are perfectly in sync, 
unlike the Mobilio which has a rather bulbous 
face and a sharp rear. 

TARUN This looks more like a Mobilio Cross 
than an SUV. 

TATS This is a jacked up Mobilio with side 
cladding and roof rails! 




poor Rohit for not being given a chance 
to speak. Did I mention that the pictures 
that come along with the reviews are 
great! The overall design too is generally 
pleasing and easy on the eyes. All in all, 
awesome job people. 

NAZEEF KARIM 

Ural fixation 

Dear Shumi, 

The Ural - where/how on Earth did you get 
to ride it? Don’t tell me its coming to India! 
Should I put my Bonnie purchase on hold? 
Wonderful talent man. I wish other journos 
had the ability to write the way you do. Ride 
safe, write more. 

ROHIT ALLAVALI 

Thank you for saying such nice things! 
Shumi says that the Ural is a private 
import to explore entering India 
commercially. But he’s not sure where 
it is headed and there seems to be 
some confusion between the Indian 
parties and the Russian organisation. 
What that usually means is that any 
actual commercial availability is still 
years away. So stall your Bonnie 
purchase so that you can get yourself 
one of the new ones (read about them 
on page 44), but not for a Ural. 

Playing the blame game 

I am writing this letter with my hands 
quivering from anger. I was riding home 
on the NH-47 at 5okmph approaching 
a junction (the speed limit is 65kmph) 
when an auto -rickshaw crossed the road 
without the courtesy to turn and look 
for oncoming traffic. I fell. All through 
the journey, buses, lorries and cars kept 
coming on to the wrong side as if the road 
belongs to them. Just because I am riding 
a two wheeler, it doesn’t mean they can 
swerve onto my lane and push me to the 
side of the road just for their convenience. 

I braked, and tried to swerve but could not 
avoid contact. I even had my headlight 
on, so the vehicles could see me! I wore 



all the essential gear and luckily ended up 
with just scratch on my leg and a broken 
rear brake lever. Now this is not why I am 
angry. Accidents happen. It is what came 
next that makes me furious. The onlook- 
ers, started blaming me for overspeeding 
and for - believe it or not - keeping my 
headlights on. The stigma pinned on us 
that, whatever accident happens involving 
a two wheeler, it is the rider’s fault every 
single time! Imagine the prejudice set upon 
us! Irresponsibility is not the monopoly 
of bikers. There are as many irresponsible 
drivers as there are riders. Please do not 
shift the blame on us all the time. We 
deserve some equality. 

KAILASNATH SREERAM 

The Baleno's second innings 

Dear OVERDRIVE, thank you for 
reloading the happiness of auto 
enthusiasts for years! The Baleno rang the 
buzz! The old wine in new bottle is not 
the story in this case. Only the name is the 
same. Though the ‘parent’ Baleno failed to 
lure the customers, the ‘child’ Baleno will 
fulfil the wish of its predecessor! Airbags 
in all the variants, stylish design, good 
comfort, and amazing fuel efficiency, 
these are few of the points that speak 
on its behalf. The Nexa effect will also 
be an advantage. Baleno has borrowed 
the steering and audio system from its 
elder siblings, the S -Cross and Ciaz, and 
it matches the overall interiors of the car. 
One thing is for sure Nexa, now has some 
eye candy! If the Scorpio was the game- 
changer for M&M, then it is the Baleno for 
Nexa! Maruti is the trend setter for lending 
older names to new cars. After the famous 
Zen was discontinued, it was reintroduced 
as the Zen Estilo and now it’s time for the 
Baleno. If the Baleno can recreate the aura 
that was created by the Zen two decades 
ago, the time is not far when we will see 
separate branding in different segments, 
adopted by the other competitors. 

VIRAL KAMDAR 




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Datsun’s India-bound Go-Cross 
concept debuts at Tol^o 

Datsun hopes to break away from the extremely affordable category, with the Go-Cross concept 



D atsun have just revealed 
a new product based on 
the Go+ MPV platform 
called the Go-Cross. This 
crossover is targeted, like 
the rest of the product portfolio, at global 
markets. Undoubtedly, given the Indian 
customer’s affinity for crossovers, the Go- 
Cross will make its way here as well. 



Specification details haven’t been 
revealed as yet but according to Datsun 
design head, Koji Nagano, the crossover 
can be modified to cater to various market 
requirements. That only means it can be 
shortened to benefit from the sub 4-metre 
duty cuts prevalent in India. 

However, the bigger news is that the 
Go-Cross will aim to raise the Datsun 



brand above the extremely affordable 
price profile the rest of the products exist 
in. While the concept does look almost 
production ready, there maybe a few bits 
that will not see the light of day such as 
the wing mirrors, the large wheels and 
tyres and other ornamental bits that adorn 
concepts. Expect the rest of the design 
attributes to stick around to give it a sense of 




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There is a very complex tension 
in the Indian market 

In conversation with If intent Gobee, global head, Datsun 



premiumness and presence. 

On being questioned if the Go-Cross 
would warrant a new engine family, 
Vincent Cobee who heads Datsun did 
mention that diesel may not be a priority 
but there may definitely be a new engine in 
the works. He also mentioned that existing 
powertrains will continue to be used 
though states of tune may vary befitting 
the objectives of a crossover. 

Reiterating the fact that the Go-Cross 
would not be clubbed as a cheap and 
affordable product, Vincent also added that 
“Datsun does not build cheap cars. Datsun 
builds cars for people willing to spend a year 
or two’s worth of disposable income on 
them.” Given that a target audience could 
stretch from Indonesia to Russia, South 
Africa and even parts of Europe, we expect 
to see fairly upmarket interiors as well. 

Given also the fact that the production 
capacity lies grossly under utilised at the 
Renault-Nissan plant in Chennai, exports 
will be another area of focus if the Go -Cross 
is brought to India. 

A big question on everyone’s lips will 
also be safety. Datsun products, especially 
the Go and the Go+, have suffered a poor 
reputation where safety is concerned. 
Expectations that the new Go -Cross will 
have adequate safety standards in line with 
global requirements will be high. However, 
until a production version is revealed along 
with more details on specifications and 
features by Datsun, we have no comment. 



OD: You have been throwing several 
hints our way about this concept being 
based on the Datsun Go+ platform and 
India being the fastest growing economy 
and the fastest growing market over. 
When, or rather, can we at all expect to 
see this in India? 

VC: Clearly, we have said that this is a 
concept. This is one direction where we 
would love to evolve the Datsun product 
line. One of the key roles of the concept is to 
gauge interest and to understand whether 
that resonates with the development of a 
market. We are clearly aware and very 
convinced that the Indian market is moving 
very quickly, as people move from the car 
they need, to the car they love, to a car that 
augments their lives. We believe that that’s 
what the Datsun Go-Cross concept will 
bring to you — an adventurous, open-heart, 
open-mind type of car. So, we will be 
listening to all words written and said about 
this concept. So, to your question of when? 
It may take several but not too many years. 

With the given products that we have in 
the Indian market, especially the Go and 
the Go+, there is a risk of falling into this 
extremely affordable segment, to word it 
correctly. Do you think that the Go-Cross 
can take you out of that and elevate you to 
a premium position, as the customers are 
looking for a more aspirational and 
premium product? 

There is a very complex tension in the 
Indian market and that is one of the many 
peculiarities of that market. The purchase 
price and the cost of ownership are very 
important drivers. But at the same time, 
there is a strong aspiration for 




personalisation, equipment, fit and 
satisfaction among the customers. People 
are willing to spend that extra ?10,000- 
20,000 to get a better car. So, when] 
entered the Indian market, one of the 
important elements for us was to make a 
very competitive car in terms of 
performance, space, power and cost of 
ownership. As we grow, we will continue 
expanding our offer in several directions. 
We went for the Go-h, which gives you more 
space and more seats for a broader family 
line. We will launch a new car in early 2016 
which will be aimed at the younger, more 
urban premarital-stage type of customer. 
When you look at this concept, we are 
investigating another direction which is 
what we call ‘adventure’ or ‘lifestyle’. It 
brings you more unique territories, new 
spaces. It gives you broad, adventure-filled, 
rich life. As you say, that there is a rapid 
revolution of the Indian market but you 
should never forget that at the very 
beginning, you need to be very 
competitive. The taste of the Indian 
customer is moving towards a very 
competitive car, and not a very rich but 
uncompetitive vehicle. That is the equation 
we are trying to lead the Datsun brand too. 





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Diesel-gate hits India 



AFTER THE INFAMOUS VOLKSWAGEN 
emissions scandal broke out in the US 
and Europe, the Automotive Research 
Association of India or ARAI had 
conducted their own investigations into the 
matter to see if the company had cheated 
on the emission tests here. ARAFs findings 
have revealed that Volkswagen’s diesel 
engines do violate the BS stage IV emission 
norms with discrepancies in the Nitrogen 
Oxide (Nox) emission levels. According to 
sources, ARAI has now widened the extent 
of its research to include the diesel engines 
manufactured in India, as well as the diesel 
engines that were imported before 2015. 
Volkswagen India had started assembling 
the 1.5-litre TDI motor locally at their 
Chakan facility in 2014, while the petrol 
engines are still being imported. 

At the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, VW’s 
new CEO for passenger cars, Herbert Diess, 
stated that the India-made diesel cars were 
also affected and hoped that the Indian 
authorities would accept Volkswagen’s 
plans to fix this issue by releasing new 



software or by changing the hardware. 

The cars affected by this currently 
are the 1.5-litre Polo TDI, Polo Cross TDI 
and Vento TDI, and the 2.0-litre Jetta and 
Passat. These cars run the same EA 189 
family of engines, which use the defeat 
device to manipulate emission results. 
Currently, there are 3.14 lakh Volkswagens 
in India that run an engine from this 
family, but the exact number affected by 
this issue is unknown. 

“The investigations to find out if the 
cars sold with EA 189 engines are impacted 
due to the software or not in the Indian 
context are underway in the headquarters 
in Germany as well as here in India and we 
are waiting for these results. As soon as we 
have these results, we will communicate 
further,” stated a Volkswagen spokesperson. 
VW India had issued a statement recently 
which said that they have received a notice 
from the ARAI and they will respond to the 
same by November 30, 2015. 

Volkswagen India may have to issue a 
recall and may even be penalised, if found 



guilty under the Motor Vehicle Act. The Act 
itself could undergo changes to include on- 
road emissions testing in the car approval 
process, in addition to the lab emissions 
tests. Although these testing procedures will 
require special facilities and infrastructure, 
ARAI says that it has the capabilities to 
perform both on-road and lab tests. 

From here on, the tests on the 
remaining Volkswagen cars in question 
will be jointly conducted by ARAI and 
Volkswagen India, along with sample 
testing on all OEM models. 

We believe that the ARAI should have 
stricter emission regulations in place as this 
isn’t the first time that a manufacturer has 
toyed with the emissions norms (GM being 
the example with the Tavera emissions 
scandal). ARAI could also conduct tests on 
vehicle samples from the showroom with 
or without the manufacturer’s knowledge 
to ascertain if the emission norms are 
complied with. 

With input from Farah Bookwala Vhora and 
CNBCTV18. 



Ford's global automotive financial arm, Ford Motor Credit Company, has launched its retail financing service in 17 cities across India 



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Brand new Innova on its way in 2016 



TOYOTA HAS A BRAND NEW INNOVA 
to replace the car that was by far its most 
successful model in India. The new Innova 
gets a raft of changes and is a bigger, more 
premium machine than the car it replaces. 

It gets a sleeker face and tail while the 
side remains quintessentially Innova with 
a boxy, MPV like profile. The top end car 
Q variant in Indonesia gets LED projector 
headlamps, daytime running lamps and 
LED tail lamps. In addition to this, it gets 17- 
inch wheels while the base and mid G and V 
models use 16 -inch wheels. The interiors see 
a big jump in quality and from the images, 
the car looks more spacious as well. The 
dashboard gets a very smart layout, much 
better than the current car and the Q variant 
gets faux wood trim. There is also the 8-inch 
touchscreen infotainment system, front 
and rear climate control, as well as auto up 
and down function for all the windows. 

The instrument cluster is all new and gets a 
TFT full colour multi-information display. 
Captain seats in the middle row and flip-up 
tray tables are available. Keyless entry and 
go is also on offer. 

The new car continues with a ladder 
frame chassis and has the same double 
wishbones up front and a four link rear. 

It retains the same wheelbase but is now 



150mm longer and 70mm wider. Toyota 
has also increased the front and rear track 
by 30mm, in an attempt to improve the 
handling characteristic. There’s no word on 
kerb weight as yet, but the Indonesian car 
gets a brand new engine that is nearly 50 per 
cent more powerful. The 2.4-litre engine is 
part of Toyota’s new GD family and gets two 
transmissions options - a 5-speed manual 
and a 6-speed automatic. It makes 149PS and 
34iNm (36oNm when equipped with the 
automatic transmission). The car comes with 
two driving modes - Eco and Power. 

Safety has been given priority with ABS 
and dual front airbags as standard, something 
which we expect Toyota to offer in India as 



well. The Q model also has knee, seat and 
curtain airbags as well as ESP and hill assist. 

We expect Toyota to showcase and 
possibly even launch the new Innova at 
the 2016 Auto Expo. However, there’s 
little doubt that the car we get here will be 
specced differently from the Indonesian car. 
Going by the more powerful engine and 
added features, we expect the new Innova 
to be priced significantly higher than the 
current car which costs between Rs 10.6 
and 15.9 lakh ex-Mumbai. It could be more 
affordable if Toyota offers the new car with 
the existing engine but we’re not yet certain 
whether the new platform will allow that. 
We should have more details soon. 



The new Innova now gets a completely refreshed interior which thanks to the increased track, is 
more spacious as well. There is also an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment unit that the Indonesia- 
spec car gets which the Indian version could also get 




Tata Motors recently appointed international football star, Lionel Messi as its global brand ambassador to endorse its passenger vehicles and the brand 



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Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2 

Lamborghini’s two-wheel drive Huracan LP 580-2, 
after its world debut at the 2015 LA Auto Show, 
has made its way to Indian showrooms 
priced at ^2.99 crore, ex-Delhi. The 
5.2-litre naturally aspirated Vio 
motor makes 580PS of power, 
down by 30PS from the Huracan. 

Read our first drive experience on 
page 72. 



aruti Suzuki Baleno 




Chevrolet Trailblazer 




The new Baleno has been launched at ^4.99 - ^8.11 lakh, ex-Delhi. 

It debuts Suzuki’s Liquid Flow Design and gets all new interiors 
and Apple CarPlay, like the S -Cross. 

It also gets two airbags, ABS and 
EBD. There are two engines 
- an 84PS 1.2I petrol with an 
optional CVT and the 75PS 
diesel with a 5-speed manual. 
Read our comparo on page 
100. 




Chevrolet’s full size SUV, the Trailblazer is here as a CBU at ^26.40 
lakh, ex-Delhi. It comes in only the LTZ trim and uses a 200PS 
2.8-litre turbodiesel with a 6-speed 
automatic. It gets a flat-folding 
third row, touchscreen 
infotainment, leather 
seats, electrically 
adjustable driver’s 
seat and climate 
control. 



Audi S5 ▼ 



Maruti Wagon R AMT ▼ 




Audi’s fast sportback, the S5 is now available in India at ^62.95 
lakh, ex-Delhi and Mumbai. Powering the car is a 333PS 
supercharged 3.0 TFSI motor mated to a dual clutch transmission 
that Audi claims can do o-iookmph in 
5.1s. Top speed is electronically 

limited to 25okmph, with 
a tested overall fuel 
efficiency of 8.8kmpl. 
Read more about the 
S5 in our road test on 
page 80. 




The Wagon R AMT is available in VXi and VXi(O) trims at ^4.76 
lakh (regular)and ^4.98 lakh (Stingray), ex-Delhi. The 69PS/9oNm 

i.ol engine claims a fuel efficiency 
of 20.5kmpl, the same as the 
manual. While there is no 
price change in other 
trims, the Wagon R is 
now the only vehicle 
in its class to offer ABS 
and dual airbags as an 
option. 



Toyota Landcruiser LC200 ▼ 

The LC200 is now updated and priced at ^1.29 crore, ex-Delhi, 
a hike of ^10 lakh. It gets a heated steering wheel, tyre pressure 
monitoring systems, LED illuminated scuff plates and multi terrain 
monitor cameras. The facelift also brings a new grille, redesigned 
wheels, LED headlamps and tail 
lamps, new upholstery and 
new touchscreen 
infotaintment. No 
changes to the 
4.4-litre V8 motor 
or the 6-speed 
auto transmission. 



Range Rover Evoque ▼ 

The facelifted Evoque has been launched at ^47.1 lakh, ex-Mumbai. 
It gets new bonnet scoops, a fresh grille and a bumper with 
larger air dams on the five-door HSE Dynamic and 
Autobiography variants . There’s also 
a new spoiler, roof fins a 
antenna to boost phone 
signal. Inside there is an 
8-inch infotainment 
unit with JLR’s 
smartphone 
Incontrol Touch 
system. 






Maruti Suzuki tops customer satisfaction and after-sales service ranking in India according to 2015 JD Power Asia Pacific survey 



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Magneti Marelli opens 
new plant 

Magneti Marelli, the principal 
supplier of Automated Manual 
Transmissions in India have 
opened a new plant located 
close to Maruti Suzuki’s facility 
at Manesar, Gurgaon. The plant 
sits on an area spread over 7,500 
square metres and has a produc- 
tion capacity of 2.8 lakh units each 
year. Magneti currently has seven 
facilities in the country including 
an R&D centre. Apart from AMTs, 
the company also manufactures 
suspension, exhaust, powertrain 
and electronic systems as well as 
lighting. 




16,400 EcoSports 
recalled 

Ford India has issued a volun- 
tary recall of EcoSports made 
between November 2013 and 
April 2014, to fix an issue with the 
rear twist beam bolt. The com- 
pany claims it is possible that the 
component in question might 
not have been tightened accord- 
ing to specification, which could 
cause the pivot bolt to break. 

This could affect the way the car 
handles, potentially resulting in 
an accident, although none have 
been reported so far. Ford is con- 
tacting customers to get their 
vehicles checked at a company 
workshop for the defect. 





Audi customers happiest! 



ACCORDING TO THE 2015 JD POWER INDIA 
Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI) study, Audi 
scores the highest in sales satisfaction in the 
luxury car segment. T he study examines seven 
factors -delivery process, delivery time, sales 
persons, sales initiation, dealer facilities, paper- 
work and deal which contribute to the overall 
sales satisfaction. The index is calculated on 
a 1,0 00 -point scale where Audi scored 888 
points followed by BMW at 885 and Mercedes- 



Benz at 878. The SSI was based on the response 
from 224 new-vehicle owners from between 
September 2014 and April 2015. The overall 
satisfaction average is at 883 points, which is 7 
points less than 2014. The study also showed 
buyers in this segment being highly involved 
in the purchase procedure. 35 per cent of the 
owners shop around for other models, 45 per 
cent research on the Internet and 80 per cent 
take a test drive. 




New X-Trail coming to Auto Expo 



THE ALL-NEW NISSAN X-TRAIL IS BUILT 
on Nissan’s CMF platform and will be the first 
vehicle on this platform in India. It has a 76mm 
longer wheelbase and is 17mm longer than the 
older car. It is also wider than before. Nissan 
has maintained the ride height at 210mm. 

The car now has a more rounded design when 
compared to the outgoing model. The cabin 



gets a swoopy and modern looking dashboard, 
a new NissanConnect infotainment system, 
a 7-inch colour touchscreen, climate control, 
panoramic sunroof and rear AC vents. It is 
expected to come with a 1.6 -litre i3oPS/32oNm 
diesel motor mated to a manual transmission 
or a CVT. 4WD is available exclusively with the 
manual. The new X-Trail will be a CBU here. 



Force Motors India has launched the 2016 Trax Cruiser Deluxe at Rs 8.68 lakh (ex-Maharashtra) with air-conditioning and other interior updates 



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Honda's Clarity Fuel Cell 
is production ready 

The production ready version of 
Honda’s FCX Clarity has a fuel cell 
that is 33 per cent smaller than 
the original concept. This has 
allowed the engineers to keep the 
car at the size of an average five 
seater sedan. At its current size 
the fuel cell is roughly the size of 
a V6 petrol engine. Honda claims 
nearly 60 per cent increase in 
power from the concept, to over 
136PS.The maximum range is a 
claimed 700km. The Clarity Fuel 
Cell has a device called the Power 
Exporter 9000 which can provide 
power to an entire household for 
approximately seven days on a 
single charge. 




Mazda unveils the 
RX- Vision concept 

This rear-wheel drive concept is 
powered by the next-generation 
Skyactiv-R rotary engine that 
operates through the rotational 
motion of triangular rotors - as 
opposed to reciprocating pistons 
in regular engines. Mazda is 
the only company to success- 
fully mass-produce cars with a 
rotary engine and almost all of 
them are icons. Mazda is also 
the only manufacturer to win 
the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a 
rotary- powered racecar. Details 
are scant on the RX-Vision and 
although there are no obvious 
signs that it could go into pro- 
duction, we really hope it does. 





Suzuki debuts the Ignis at Tokyo 



THIS COMPACT CROSSOVER WAS 
initially called the iM-4 concept and was 
previewed at the Geneva Motor Show earlier 
this year. Available in both two -wheel drive 
and four-wheel drive, the Ignis runs a 1.2-litre 
Dualjet petrol engine with SHVS hybrid 
technology, mated to a C VT. It resembles 
the iM-4 concept with neat creases running 
around the boxy exterior and a rather 



unusual rear end. The Ignis appears based 
on a hatchback-crossover theme similar to 
the Kwid, and happens to be only marginally 
larger, but is much more premium on the 
inside. It gets all the expected essentials 
including a touchscreen infotainment system. 
Suzuki also displayed the Ignis-Trail concept 
which is the same car with a few cosmetic 
changes. Could be here next year. 




Nissan’s self-driving IDS concept 



DUBBED BY NISSAN AS A VISION FOR CAR 
intelligence and electrification in the future, 
the IDS concept is powered by a 6okWh 
battery and has an aerodynamic design, low 
stance and a carbon fibre body. It boasts of a 
self-drive mode enabled by Nissan’s Leaf 
Piloted Drive 1.0 technology as well as 
Piloted Park technology which allows the 



owner to remotely park the car through a 
smartphone or tablet. The IDS concept car- 
ries four passengers, and the cabin gets more 
spacious when self-drive is activated. When 
this happens, a large screen pops up in the 
middle of the instrument panel and all the 
mesh leather seats rotate slightly inward. It 
can also be charged wirelessly. 



Ford India has rolled out the one millionth car manufactured from its Chennai plant, which can produce diesel and petrol engines on the same assembly line 



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Porsche recalls 58,882 
Macans 

58,882 Macans have been 
recalled to fix a possible leak 
in the low-pressure fuel line in 
the engine compartment of 
the S and Turbo variants. The 
manufacturer has recalled these 
Macans to its workshops for a 
check up and free replacement 
of the fuel line. Porsche says that 
so far, only the petrol engines 
have been affected by this issue. 
Porsche India is currently 
investigating the matter to find 
the batch of Macans which may 
be affected by this problem. 




McLaren begins produc- 
tion of the 570S 

The 570S is McLaren’s entry 
level supercar but still gets a 
570PS/600Nm 3.8-litre twin- 
turbo V8 and has a claimed top 
speed of 328kmph. The car 
sprints from 0-160kmph in 6.3 
seconds (claimed) with the help 
of a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox. 
One of the highlights on the 570S 
is the Active Dynamics Panel 
(ADP) which allows the driver to 
control the engine, transmission 
and suspension settings. This 
supercar gets a new diffuser, 
front splitter and side skirts from 
the Sports Aero pack, which 
helps increase maximum 
downforce by 8kg. 





Yamaha’s new concept is a car! 



THE SPORTS RIDE CONCEPT IS A MID- 
engined two-seater sportscar made of carbon- 
fibre, tubular sub-frames and composite body 
panels. It borrows tech from Gordon Murray 
Design - the company run by the eminent 
El car designer. Yamaha had first previewed 
Gordon Murray’s iStream technology with 
the Motiv Concept which was initially 
showcased at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. This 



technology allows Yamaha to manufacture 
a series of vehicles using similar methods, 
much like making different body style cars on 
the same assembly line. Yamaha says that the 
Sports Ride concept will offer the involving 
and active feeling of riding a motorcycle. 
While details about the powertrain are scant 
at the moment, we hope Yamaha does make a 
production version of this car soon. 




M-B unveils Vision Tokyo concept 



THE VISION TOKYO IS MERCEDES’ 
autonomously driven concept vehicle that is 
aimed at the owner who would much rather 
spend time in this tech laden lounge, than 
behind the wheel. It uses the F-Cell plug-in 
hybrid technology seen in the F 015 Luxury 
In Motion concept and has a range of 190km 
on pure electric charge and 790km on the 



fuel cell - a theoretical range of 980km. The 
high-voltage battery can also be charged 
wirelessly. Dominating the futuristic look is a 
large wraparound windshield, one-way body 
coloured windows and a massive grille. The 
interiors feature a large wrap-around couch, 
LED screens on the walls and a holographic 
infotainment system in the centre. 



Honda Cars India Limited has recalled 3,879 units of the Honda City C VT variants to update the hydraulic pressure that controls the transmission 



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Hyundai launches 
Genesis sub-brand 

Genesis is Hyundai’s new luxury 
sub-brand that will take on the 
German giants. Hyundai has 
stated that it will roll out six new 
Genesis models by 2020 bearing 
a new wing-shaped Genesis 
emblem. The names of these 
cars will be a combination of 
the alphabet ‘G’, which stands 
for Genesis, and a number like 
70 or 80, to indicate its class. 
These vehicles will be designed 
by a new division from Hyundai 
called the Prestige Design 
Division. This division will be led 
by Luc Donckerwolke, who has 
handled designs for Audi, Bentley, 
Lamborghini, Seat and Skoda. 




Diesel-gate could affect 
Porsche's profits 

Porsche, which has a 32.4 per 
cent stake in Volkswagen, has 
stated that its profits for the 
year could be affected by the 
Volkswagen emissions scandal. 
With close to 8 lakh vehicles 
belonging to the Volkswagen 
Group being affected by the issue, 
around €2 billion in economic 
risk has been estimated. Taking 
these risks into consideration, 
Porsche still estimates a year-end 
profit of around €0.8 billion-1.8 
billion. However, this estimate 
is still subject to change, after 
considering the full impact of the 
Volkswagen emissions scandal. 





Evoque gets a droptop 



THE EVOQUE CONVERTIBLE, ACCORDING 
to the company is the world’s first convertible 
luxury SUV. It gets a fabric roof that can be 
raised in 21 seconds and folded away into the 
boot within 18 seconds, even at speeds of up 
to 48kmph. The SUV gets rollover bars that 
are stowed away in the rear bodywork, which 
deploy in 90 milliseconds in case the car rolls 
over. Despite the convertible design, this 
Evoque offers 251 litres of boot space with 



the roof folded down. Another upgrade on 
the Evoque Convertible is the 10.2-inch touch 
screen infotainment system which provides 
smartphone integration and 3G connectivity. 
This SUV gets an Siq petrol motor that 
produces 240PS and the 2.0-litre Ingenium 
diesel engine in 150 and 180PS states of 
tune. To handle off-road duties, the Evoque 
Convertible gets Range Rover’s Terrain 
Response System and Wade Sensing feature. 



New turbopetrol for 
2017 Honda Civic 

HONDA WILL BE LAUNCHING TWO 
NEW petrol engines in Europe - the i-litre 
and 1.5-litre VTEC, turbocharged, direct 
injection engines. Both of these engines are 
expected to come mated to a CVT gearbox. 
Honda says that the all-new engines will 
be a part of its growing Earth Dreams 
Technology range which offers dynamic 
performance, output and fuel economy. 

The 1.5-litre turbocharged engine is likely 
to replace the 1.8-litre engine with an 
approximately 30PS increase in power, 15 
per cent better fuel economy and 45 per cent 
better torque, and the 2017 Honda Civic will 
be the first to get this unit. 

Another Honda engine that was launched 
earlier this year was the 2-litre VTEC Turbo, 
which powers the current Honda Civic Type 




R. It produces 310PS of power and qooNm of 
torque, good enough for a claimed top speed 
of 268kmph and a o-iookmph acceleration 
time of 5.7 seconds. 



Fiat Punto Sportive has been launched in India at Rs 7.10 lakh (ex-Delhi) with dual-tone colours, 15-inch alloys and a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system 



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Toyota tops global sales 

Toyota has reclaimed its top 
spot in global sales after 
three continuous months of 
outselling Volkswagen. The 
German firm has slipped down 
the sales chart after the recent 
diesel gate fiasco. Toyota has 
reportedly sold 7.49 million 
cars, outselling Volkswagen’s 
7.43 million from the beginning 
of this year up till September 
2015. The trend is expected to 
continue and Volkswagen has an 
uphill task of fixing the situation 
it is in and then on fighting back 
to the top. 




6.5 million Toyotas 
recalled 

Just as Toyota celebrates 
apexing the world’s sales charts, 
a faulty power-window master 
switch has forced it to recall 
millions of cars worldwide. The 
fault is attributed to insufficient 
lubrication of the power-window 
switches on the driver’s side. 
Toyota says that the issue could 
cause the switches to melt, 
produce smoke and potentially, 
lead to a fire. The vehicles 
affected by this defect are the 
Camry and Camry Hybrid (2007- 
2009), Corolla (2009-2011) and 
the RAV4 SUV (2006-2011), 
to name a few. Toyota is still 
assessing the situation in India 




Ferrari goes public 



FIAT CHRYSLER AUTOMOBILES (FCA) 
floated 9 per cent of Ferrari’s shares at the 
New York Stock Exchange on October 21, 
2015. FCA’s initial price for the offering was 
$52 (^3,389) per share, with Ferrari valued at 
$10 billion (^651 crore). But through the day, 
the prices for the share increased, peaking at 
$60.97 (^3.955*09), 17 per cent over the initial 
public offering, before finally closing at $55. 



The shares listed under a stock ticker that 
read ‘RACE’ raised a massive $893 million 
for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, money which 
will mostly be used for reviving the ailing 
brands under its wing. FCA will retain 80 per 
cent of its share in Ferrari and will distribute 
more Ferrari stock to shareholders next year. 
10 per cent of the shares will continue to be 
held by the Ferrari family. 



Mercedes-Benz GLS unveiled 



THE LATEST CAR TO GO UNDER THE 
name changing hammer at Mercedes-Benz 
is the GL SUV, now named the GLS. Along 
with the name the SUV gets fresh lamps and 
bumpers. The GLS gets more luxury and the 
latest generation Comand infotainment 
system that includes an eight- 
inch, colour media display. The 
central row of seats is flexible 
and features a ‘cargo’ position 
that liberates upto 2,300 litres of 
cargo space. The GLS also gets 
ambient lighting in three colours. 
Powertrains include a wide range 
of petrol and diesel mills with a 
9-speed automatic. The range topping 



GLS 63 belts out 585PS, 28PS over the current 
GL 63 AMG. The GLS gets only one diesel 
unit, the 258PS GLS 350 4Matic, with 62oNm, 
which is what we expect it to come with 
when it is launched here. 





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Triumph updates its brutai sport naked with more torque, traction controi and adds a new R modei on top 



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T riumph has updated its Speed 
Triple and the new bikes are 
expected to go on sale in India 
in January 2016. The update 
includes a comprehensively ■ 
new enginethat’s slightly narrower but offers 
a bit more peak power and substantially 
extra torque across the rev. range. Triumph 
also promise 10 percent more economy. 



The engine gets a new ECU which brings 
ride-by-wire, five riding modes and traction 
control that you can turn off if you want to go 
stunting. The Speed Triple also gets some 
cosmetic updates includingthe slinky new 
twin headlamps and a Daytona-style sleek * 
new rear end. Lest we forget, there are now 
two Speed Triples. The base S gets all this 
includingthe new Mopobloc callipers and 



adjustable suspension. The top R switches 
to fully adjustable Ohiins, adds a ton of 
machined-from-billet bits as well as carbon 
bits. Like the Street Triple R,the Speed Triple 
R also gets the shiny red panels that mark the 
R out from the other model. Expect the bike to 
go on sale in January 2016. Or take advantage 
of discounts Tt’iumph dealers are offering on 
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Triumph unveils all-new 



All-new, sleeker, sharper five bike range boasts bigger, torquier engines. India debut set for 2016 Auto Expo 



T he new Triumph Bonneville is 
here. This is the third all-new 
Bonneville since Triumph’s 
resurrection and perhaps the 
most ambitious one of the 
three so far. The company says the Thailand- 
made motorcycles are all completely new 
and the new Bonneville takes what it does 
well - a slick, well-made retro flavoured 
motorcycle - and pushes it to the next level. 
But before I tell you more about the new 
Triumph Bonneville, let’s travel back in time. 

NEW BONNEVILLES REVEALED 

October 21, 2015 is a pretty special day. 
Primarily because at some point in a movie 
called Back To The Future, an old man 
and a young man set their time-travelling 
DeLorean to this day. I was in London on that 
day and if the movie’d been correct about 



what lay ahead, they’d be seeing the new 
generation of Triumph Bonnevilles emerge 
from the darkness in a concrete-floored 
hangar in north-east London. 

Did you notice the plural? There are now 
three distinct Bonnevilles. No surprise, 
right? The current range already has an 
alloy-wheeled base model, the spoke- 
wheeled TlOO and the cafe racer Thruxton. 
Yes, but the new bikes take the distinctions 
to a whole new level. What I’m about to tell 
you does have boundaries though. 

We were permitted to sit on the bikes, 
start them up, ask questions to the four top 
Triumph executives present. But we couldn’t 
ask for specifications or power figures or 
prices or launch dates. Those were for later. 

What we do know is that there is a new 
family of two engines - 900 and 1200cc 
twins - in three states of tune, a ground-up 



new chassis with minor tweaks by model 
family, a slew of new electronics and of 
course, the new design - the Bonnevilles are 
completely new. 

Triumph also showed off parts of its 
new 470-item parts catalogue for the new 
Bonneville as well as its new riding gear 
and clothing lines for the bike. Triumph also 
highlighted its ‘inspiration’ kits which are 
sort of like a list of factory accessories that 
come together to create a specific look. 

For example, the Street Twin has a 
Scrambler Inspiration kit that gives it a 
high Vance & Hines pipe and bits. This 
is interesting because Triumph also 
confirmed that the Scrambler, America 
and Speedmaster would continue to be on 
sale and in production, wearing the current 
865cc parallel twin. 

And now back to the new Bonnevilles 



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The Street Twin is the most affordable and likely to be the centre of sales attention. Its 900cc twin is all-new. 
' " The T120 uses a high torque version of the new 1200cc motor while the Thruxton cafe racer uses the high 
power version. The R variant of the Thruxton is the new range-topping Bonnie with an impressive spec 



whose ignition keys are now in a central 
location ahead of the handlebars (yay!). 

BONNEVILLE STREETTWIN 

The new Street Twin is the base Bonneville. It 
gets a brand-new liquid-cooled 900cc parallel 
twin that is fed by one throttle body. The engine 
makes 80Nm at 3,100rpm, which is not only 
20 per cent more than the current Bonnie but 
also 2,400rpm earlier which is terrific. Triumph 
adds ride-by-wire, traction control and ABS to 
the standard equipment list as well. The Street 
Twin also gets a slip and assist clutch that 
lightens lever effort and more. 

BONNEVILLE T120 &T120 BLACK 

The next higher model is the Triumph T120 
and its cosmetic cousin, the T120 Black. These 
models are unabashedly retro, wearing a more 
upright set of ergonomics compared to the 



Street Twin. But the engine makes 105Nm of 
peak torque at 3,100rpm which is a full 54 per 
cent increase over the current Bonneville. The 
T120, says Triumph, draws upon the original 
1959 model to create a stylish retro look. The 
standard heated grips, centre stand and the 
passenger grab rail underline its focus on 
being a practical machine. 

THRUXTON AND THRUXTON R 

The Triumph Thruxton also gets a 1200cc 
engine but it isn’t identical to the T120. 

This engine not only makes more torque 
- 112Nm at 4,950rpm but it also makes 
greater power and revs higher though 
Triumph wouldn’t discuss either in more 
detail at this event. Styled as an extremely 
attractive cafe racer, the base Triumph 
Thruxton now gets a higher spec R model 
featuring adjustable Showa upside down 



forks up front, Brembo Monobloc radially 
mounted callipers and a fully adjustable 
Ohiins rear shock set. The Thruxton also 
gets Pirelli’s excellent Diablo Rossi Corsa 
tyres to reiterate its sporty intent. In terms 
of electronics, the Thruxton spec adds a 
Sport mode. 

Triumph says the global reveal was 
October 28. The Triumph Street Twin’s 
specs and prices should be out in the first 
week of December. January 2016 is the 
time for the Triumph Street Twin to hit 
showrooms (not in India, though) and for 
the prices and specs of the rest of the range 
to show up. The Triumph T120 and the 
Thruxton ranges will come to showrooms 
only in spring 2016. That’s a long roll-out 
and we expect the Triumph Bonneville 
range to come to India starting March-April 
2016 - confirmations are expected. 



2016 Bonneville range 



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TRK502 unveiled 

Benelli has just unveiled the 
TRK502. The newest adventure 
motorcycle from the Benelli 
stable gets a fuel injected 500cc, 
parallel twin engine with DOHC 
and makes 47PS@8,500rpm and 
45Nm@4,500rpm. Long travel 
suspension, a 20-litre tank and 
optional panniers make the little 
Trek all set for adventure. 



Suzuki launches SV650 

Suzuki has just showcased the all 
new SV650 in Milan and it aims to 
revive the cult following that made 
the original a classic. The new 
SV650 gets a new 645cc liquid- 
cooled, V-twin that generates 76PS 
and 64Nm with improved fuel 
economy and lower emissions. 



2016 GSX-RIOOO unveiled 

Suzuki has just taken the wraps off 
the all new GSX-RIOOO. It boasts 
an all new 999cc engine with 
variable valve timing that makes 
200PS, ride-by-wire, selectable 
riding modes, all-new aluminium 
chassis, 10-level traction control 
and a bi-directional quickshifter. 




Benelli revives the Tornado 



BENELLI HAS JUST UNVEILED ITS EIRST 
fully faired motorcycle since the Tornado 1130. 
Called the Tornado 302, the motorcycle uses a 
parallel twin engine that displaces 300CC, in a 
DOHC set-up, similar to the Benelli TNT 300. 
This liquid-cooled unit is mated to a 6-speed 
transmission, and with a new map, it now 



redlines at i2,ooorpm (instead of ii,50orpm) 
where it produces 35.4PS. The bike makes 2/Nm 
of torque, and Benelli claims a top speed of 
i/okmph. It is built on a completely new trellis 
frame with a plastic cover around the swingarm 
pivot. Expect the Tornado 302 to make its way to 
Indian markets by late 2016. 




BENELLI ALSO HAVE A SCRAMBLER READY. 
No, we are serious. The Chinese-owned Italian 
company unveiled the Leoncino in Milan. While 
the proportions look similar to the Ducati, there 
are differences in powertrain and other features. 
The Leoncino boasts a 500CC, liquid-cooled, 
parallel twin engine that makes 47.6PS and 45Nm 
mated to a 6-speed transmission. Built on a 



trellis frame, the Benelli Leoncino gets USD forks 
and a monoshock with preload adjustment at the 
rear. ABS comes standard and true to scrambler 
tradition, there are knobblies and spoke wheels 
as well. Benelli says that the motorcycle goes into 
production from the second half of 2016 and on 
sale soon thereafter. No news yet on whether the 
motorcycle will make it to India, though. 



Benelli is reportedly working on a few scooters, one of which is similar to the Activa. No news about them coming to India, but it seems likely 



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First of TVS -BMW bikes unveiled 



AFTER MONTHS OF RUMOURS, BMW HAVE 
finally taken the wraps off their small capacity 
motorcycle that’s been developed in partner- 
ship with TVS. Called the G 310 R, it uses a 313CC, 
single-cylinder engine that makes 34PS and 
iSNm of torque. The bike is built on a trellis 
frame and gets 41mm USD forks up front with a 



directly mounted monoshock at the rear. It’ll be 
manufactured at the TVS plant in Hosur. Dedi- 
cated production and assembly areas have been 
created at TVS that are inspired by BMW Motor- 
rad’s Berlin-Spandau plant which is used as the 
basis for the G 310 R’s quality standards. Expect a 
price between ?i.4-2.4 lakh when it arrives. 



Retro XSR900 unveiled 

Yamaha has unveiled the 
XSR900 in Milan. The retro-cool 
Yam sports a 847cc, three- 
cylinder motor based on the 
FZ-09. The gearbox too is based 
on the 09s, but in the XSR, it gets 
a slipper clutch. The bike looks 
especially pretty in the 60th 
Anniversary colours. It’s unlikely 
to come to India, though. 



Yamaha unveils the Ri’s evil twin 



YAMAHA STUMPED THE AUDIENCE AT 
EICMA with the MT-10, its “most remarkable 
naked bike.” And does it look wicked! Based on 
the mighty Yamaha Ri, the MT-10 shares most of 
the mechanicals but loses on some of the exotic 
bits. The bike is powered by the YZF-Ri derived 
998CC crossplane engine, but retuned to boost 



mid range power. Other changes include newly 
designed intake, exhaust and fuelling systems 
and steel connecting rods from the low spec 
YZF- RiS model. It also gets switchable riding 
modes, three mode traction control and cruise 
control. Will it make it to India? We feel it just 
might, since it doesn’t need homologation. 



Kawasaki ZX-'winter'-lOR 

Also showcased at Milan was the 
Kawasaki ZX-IOR Winter Edition. 
Like the Sugomi edition, this too is 
a paint job. The lOR gets the same 
livery that the WSBK team used 
for winter testing, hence the name. 
It also gets an Akrapovic exhaust 
as standard fitment. 



ZIOOO goes Sugomi 

The already aggressive ZIOOO has 
just had some more aggression 
added. The Sugomi edition ZIOOO 
is essentially a black and burgundy 
colour scheme with an Akrapovic 
exhaust that comes as standard. 
The motorcycle gets no other 
mechanical changes. 



MV Agusta has teamed up with FI camp Lewis Flamilton to create a limited edition Dragster 800 RR 



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Panigale gets bigger 

Ducati has revealed its replace- 
ment for the 899 Panigale - the 
959. The Superquadro engine is 
now a 955cc twin-cylinder num- 
ber making 157PS and 107.4Nm. 
The increase in displacement is 
thanks to a longer stroke. Ducati 
says that the service intervals 
will remain the same as the 899 
despite the increase in power. 



Super Duke GT unveiled 

KTM has just created a touring ver- 
sion of the Super Duke. The Super 
Duke GT gets a tweaked motor that 
makes 173PS and 144Nm. It also 
gets Super Adventure inspired sus- 
pension, redesigned windscreen, 
bigger fuel tank and an option to 
mount hard panniers. 



RC 390 updated for 2016 

The KTM RC 390 has gotten a 
whole list of updates for the new 
model year. It gets a slipper clutch, 
ride by wire and a bigger front 
brake. The underbelly exhaust is 
now gone and is replaced by a con 
ventional right side mounted unit. 
It also gets adjustable brake and 
clutch levers. 



Ducati launches smaller Scrambler 



DUCATI HAS TAKEN THE WRAPS OEE THE 
newest Scrambler in its portfolio, the Sixtyi at 
EICMA 2015. The Scrambler Sixtyi get its name 
from the year 1962 because that’s when pop art 
was gaining popularity across America. The 
baby Scrambler is powered by a new 399CC Des- 
modromic air-cooled, L-Twin engine that pro- 



duces 42PS@8,75orpm and 34Nm@7,75orpm. 
Unlike the elder Scrambler, the Sixty2 gets 
conventional Showa forks. The Sixty2 promises 
to take over the mantle from the Scrambler as the 
most affordable Ducati. But expect it to be priced 
way higher than the competition (390 Duke, 
Yamaha R3, etcetera) if it makes it here. 



El Diablo is back 



DUCATI HAS UNVEILED THE XDIAVEL AND 
XDiavel S. The ‘X’ in the names stands for the 
combination of two different riding experiences 
in one bike - “low speed excitement typical of a 
cruiser and the adrenaline rush of sports riding.” 
The Testastretta engine now displaces i,262cc 
thanks to a longer stroke and makes 156PS and 



i28.9Nm. The bikes now get a feet forward riding 
position unlike the earlier Diavel and is aimed at 
attracting the huge cruiser market in America. 
Keeping this in mind, the bike now also gets 
a belt final drive. Other electronic tidbits like 
ride-by-wire, riding modes and traction control 
remain while launch control has been added. 



Yamaha has unveiled a 60th Anniversary edition YZF R1 with the iconic Kenny Roberts' yellow and black speedblocks colour scheme 



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KTM Adventure 
delayed 

As depressing as the news is, it 
does not look like there will be 
an Adventure or Enduro model 
coming off the 200/390 Duke 
platform anytime soon. Despite 
Stefan Pierer having mentioned 
indicated plans for the same and 
some motorcycles having been 
spied testing, KTM has now said 
that the Duke platform is not 
suitable for off-road applications. 
Any machine for such 
applications with powertrain 
similar to the 200/390 will need 
an all new platfrom created for 
it. Our guess is that the first off- 
road or adventure motorcycles 
to come from the Austrian 
manufacturer will be based on 
the 500cc or SOOcc twins that 
KTM is currently working on. 

For KTM, the focus right now is 
stabilising the markets to which 
its India-made motorcycles 
are being exported. However, if 
KTM’s ‘one bike a year’ trend is 
anything to go by, it is possible for 
a few CKD models to make their 
way to India starting next year. 




The Adventure scooter 

Honda has unveiled this tasty new 
concept at Milan. The Honda City 
Adventure concept looks like a 
cross between a dirt bike and a 
scooter. It gets long travel suspen- 
sion, knobbly tyres, knuckle pro- 
tectors and an upswept exhaust. 
All we know is, we want one! 





Renegade Sport S coming to India 



UM HAS UNVEILED THE RENEGADE SPORT 
S - a motorcycle that is India-bound - at EICMA. 
It is powered by a single cylinder, electroni- 
cally fuel injected engine that displaces 279CC. 
This water-cooled unit is mated to a 6-speed 
transmission and delivers 26.6PS and 22.76Nm. 
There are 41mm telescopic Gabriel forks up 



front, while the rear uses a double shock set up. 
The Renegade Sport S gets TVS tyres front and 
back. It will make its debut in India as one of two 
models from UM at the 2016 Auto Expo, where 
pre-bookings for the bike will begin. UM 
Motorcycles announced their entry into the 
Indian market at the Auto Expo last year. 



Four new Hyosungs revealed 




HYOSUNG HAVE DEBUTED A GORGEOUS 
prototype at EICMA, called the GD450. It 
looks like their next street naked that could 
come in 2016. It uses a liquid-cooled, single- 
cylinder, DOHC engine that displaces 449CC. 
The single-cylinder set-up ideally means that 
it will be relatively affordable. The motor is 
mated to a close-ratio, 6-speed gearbox and 
makes 50PS and 47.7Nm thanks to a high 
compression ratio of 11.8:1. It runs 41mm 



USD forks in front and an offset gas-charged 
hydraulic shock absorber with no-step 
preload adjustment at the rear. The Hyosung 
GD450 also gets a 300mm petal disc up 
front, a 230mm petal disc at the rear, 17-inch 
wheels and 120 and 160 section front and rear 
tyres. Also on display was a small capacity 
cruiser called the GV300, a freshly redesigned 
GT650R and a smaller, fully faired GT300R, 
all very likely to make it to India. 



Suzuki has showcased an all-new VanVan in Milan with a displacement boost of 74cc, taking it up to 200cc 



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[CON-ROD] 



P reserving heritage is imperative 
to track growth. 

I like car museums because 
they are manufacturers’ way of 
giving back to society by 
preserving a part of every culture they 
grew up with. Automobiles are an integral 
part of society, and it becomes very 
important that like humans preserve 
photographs and videos, manufacturers 
too preserve the automobiles they build. 
This is an important part of society. 
Automobiles, like everything else, tell 
stories of a generation. The choices and 
preferences, the styles and personalities, 
the maturity and sensibilities of a 
generation can all be highlighted through 
the automobiles we drive. For example, 
the Dusenbergs and Daimler cars of the 
early 1900s clearly indicate the elegance of 
that era. Today’s electric and autonomous 
automobiles are a reflection of the 
advancements in technology this 
generation has made. Who knows what 
tomorrow may bring but it’s going to be 
revolutionary, that much we know. 

Automobiles also reflect various 
cultures. You know simply by entering a 
car if it was American or European or 
Japanese or Korean or even Indian. 
Automobiles are a mirror of the times. In 
the late 1800s, automobiles were first 
considered eccentricities... in the early 
1900s, they became luxury items... by the 
mid- 9 os, they were a necessity. As such, 
the way they were designed and built has 
also changed considerably. From the large 
and luxurious trappings of the classics and 
vintages, we have more utilitarian 
functions emerging in the cars of today. 
Tomorrow technology will shape cars in a 
very different manner and yet, there will 
be a basic ethos they will still reflect. And 
we will only know this if we have stages to 
peer upon what took place and see how it 
relates to the future. Automotive 
museums are as much a reflection of the 
changes that took place through the ages 
and helped shaped society as any other 
museum. Automotive museums are also a 
crowning glory for the achievements and 
strides the automotive industry has made 
over the years. 

There are some fantastic automotive 
museums around the world that I’ve had 
the privilege of visiting. The most recent 
one was the Nissan Heritage Centre in 
Zama, Japan. It’s a huge hangar that 




Bertrand 

D’souza 



houses Nissans of all sorts in a very simple 
display. Some fantastic pieces have been 
carefully restored and maintained but it’s 
so fascinating to see Nissan’s roots and the 
path they’ve tread on for so long. Other 
museums that have overwhelmed me have 
been Audi’s massive Glasshouse at the 
Audi Forum in Ingolstadt, Germany. It’s 
not just a technological marvel but also 
such a clever way to showcase your 
history. Your legs will ache from all the 
walking at the enormous Mercedes-Benz 
museum in Stuttgart but your heart will 
sing through all nine levels. You’ll be wide 
eyed glossing over the Porsche collection 
that is also housed in Stuttgart, close to 
the Mercedes museum. 

Then there are the Ferrari and 
Lamborghini altars to the gods of speed, 
performance and engineering in 
Maranello and Sant’Agata, respectively. Or 
you could simply hop over to France and 
visit the Shlumpf collection also called the 
Cite de VAutomobile. This is the largest 
collection of cars in the world and possibly 
also one of the best that is open to the 
public. Yup, Jay Leno may have a vastly 
more eccentric collection but not many 



can claim to have a more illustrious and 
hallowed collection than the Shlumpf 
brothers. In fact, hop over the pond to 
North America and there are nearly a 
hundred auto museums spread across the 
length and breadth of that automotive 
crazy continent. 

And it’s not just the car guys, even the 
motorcycle industry has some amazing 
treasure houses in almost every corner of 
the world. Some of the greatest collections 
are to be found in England, and there are 
dozens of museums where you can feast 
your eyes on so much history, it would 
make your ears bleed. 

Therefore it’s quite painful to see that 
no Indian manufacturer has showed any 
interest in any of its achievements to date. I 
was speaking to some friends at Maruti 



and the conversation happened to veer 
towards the first M800 they built in 1981 
which was proudly owned by Delhi 
resident Harpal Singh. Maruti showed little 
interest in getting that car back. There 
seemed to be simply no sense of pride and 
achievement in what I believe is Maruti’s 
first stepping stone to the journey so far. 
And it’s not just Maruti but even Tata 
Motors, Mahindra, Royal Enfield, Bajaj, 
TVS or Hero Motors who show little to no 
inclination of preserving their legacy. To 
me, there is no clearer indicator that 
automotive development, manufacturing 
and sales in India are purely nothing more 
than a ‘dhandaa\ Where is the passion? 
Where is the fire? You could quite literally 
walk into any of these companies and ask 
anybody to provide some documented 
account of their legacy. Beyond any 
audited records and bills books and such, I 
doubt there’d be even a scrap of paper 
anywhere charting out the growth of 
those companies. And in the end, that’s 
what most Indian automotive 
manufacturers are turning out to be - a 
cold industry devoid of emotion, passion 
and memories! 03 



twitter.com/bertrandOD bertrand@overdrive.co.in 



To me, it seems that automotive development, 
manufacturing and sales in India are purely 
nothing more than a ‘dhandaa’. Where is the 
passion? Where is the fire? 



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[EXPANSION CHAMBER] 




Shubhabrata 

Marmar 



twitter.com/shumar shumi@overdrive.co.in 



That’s why I’ve decided to highlight in no uncertain 
terms that faster machines that do not offer ABS at 
least as an option will not earn recommendations 
from us, no matter how good they are 



T he middleweight motorcycle 

comparison and the 2016 Street 
750 have a caused a bit of a 
dramatic change in my stand 
on ABS. I thought I would take 
a moment to explain this. The Harley’s brakes 
at launch were poor and now the company’s 
gone and added a fully new Brembo system 
that is vastly more effective. But riding on 
wet but decently grippyjapanese streets at 
the media ride, I found that I couldn’t feel 
enough of the front-end to detect approaching 
front-end lockup. That’s unnerving. In fact, 

I did lock up the front-end trying to feel my 
way into the brakes going up the bridge over 
the harbour. In the dry, locking it up would be 
harder to be sure, but in inexperienced hands, 
a panic situation is going to require more skill 
than the average new rider can muster. 

Similarly, all seven of us who rode out 
for the middleweight festival (see page 150) 
rode the Benelli 6ooi and the Kawasaki Ninja 
650 less hard then the other bikes. We were 
extremely conscious of their lack of ABS. It 
altered how much commitment we were 
willing to ride with on both known and 
unknown roads. 

As Halley pointed out later, since Rishaad, 
Halley and I are all riding ABS -equipped 
machinery, we all approach non-ABS 
machines with some amount of extra caution 
and apprehension. 

This leads me to believe that if riders 
who ride as much as we do feel that ABS is a 
good thing to have, it should be invaluable 
to riders who’re more tentative in the saddle. 
All three of us, mind you, have to often make 
full-scale emergency stops in the course of 
testing and in that sense, our control over 
the brakes is probably vastly ahead of the 
inexperienced rider. 

That’s why I’ve decided to highlight in no 
uncertain terms that faster machines that do 
not offer ABS at least as an option will not earn 
recommendations from us, no matter how 
good they are. 

You will see this change in the R3 test (see 
page 144) as well as the seven bike test in this 
issue and in more places as we go forward. 
Hopefully, the new laws promised to us will 
obviate the need for this in 2017. 

But it serves to highlight our attitude as 
buyers as well as the manufacturers’ approach 
to the Indian situation. The fact is that bike 
makers want to make money. If you all 
showed up at showrooms demanding ABS 
and exuding the willingness to pay for it, 
they’d all have them on offer. 



That isn’t the situation though. Even pre- 
mium motorcycle buyers are reluctant to pay 
for ABS. Which means that like most of the 
safety technology that has been legislated into 
standard equipment, ABS must be as well. 

In the ideal world. I’d love for the 
manufacturers to make an ABS cartel. They 
could sit down and decide that, say, everything 
above 175CC must come with ABS. This would 
be good for business in the long run. ABS 
equipment would become cheaper per unit 
due to the scale of the production. Bikes would 
get more expensive, of course. This would 
naturally cause a dip in sales. But in time, say 
six months, buyers would get used to the new 
base prices and stability would be restored. 

The price gap between non-ABS and ABS 
bikes would grow as a fallout. But I think that 
would be a good thing too. It would slow 
down people moving up from smaller bikes to 
bigger ones, which would hopefully give them 
more time to polish their skills on the smaller 
machines - whether by intent or by accident. 

The trouble with this utopian vision, of 
course, is that none of this is likely to happen. 
The only way ABS will become widespread 
is when the government steps in and cuts off 
non-ABS bikes at the knees. 



For that to happen, though, the 
government first needs to focus on two- 
wheelers. Riders may outnumber car users 
many, many times, but the media as well as 
the powers that be have regularly shown that 
they’re more likely to be attentive to drivers 
than riders. The simplest reason, perhaps, is 
that everyone drives and is affected by cars. 
Which despite our numerical superiority 
isn’t true for bikes. 

Want an example? Remember the 
brouhaha over the small hatches that failed 
Global NC AP crash tests? I’d bet that if the 
government were to just enforce the existing 
rules... Okayjust the helmet law, we would 
save a far greater number of injuries and lives 
than with an airbag/crash testing law. My 
point is not that the latter isn’t required but 
that helmet law enforcement will produce far 
greater good and requires no new laws to be 
passed or politicking to be done. 

When you’re faced with a situation where 
events are out of your control, what do you 
do? I like to focus on the things that I can do. 

I can, for example, stop recommending that 
people who read our work buy motorcycles 
that do not have ABS. And that’s where I’m 
going to start. SS 



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[ I C ] 




Bob 

Rupani 



bob@overdrive.co.in 



While the cab drivers in Paris did not charge 
after the terror attacks, the ones in Mumbai 
always loot passengers on the day of a calamity 



A mongst all the extensive 
news reports of the recent 
terror attacks in Paris, a few 
things caught my eye. A 
friendly international football 
match was being played between France and 
Germany and the French President Francois 
Hollande was there to watch it. A couple of 
loud explosions took place close by and the 
French President was evacuated by the Special 
Forces. Some 80,000 fans at the stadium 
were asked to gather on the field and were 
moved out in batches by a handful of security 
personnel and organisers. While walking 
out, the football fans sang La Marseillaise, the 
French National Anthem. Our nation has also 
suffered many terror attacks, but what I found 
striking about this incident is that nobody 
panicked. They all followed instructions. 
Though there were 80,000 of them and only a 
few officials, they exited the stadium in a most 
orderly manner while holding their heads 
high and singing the French National Anthem. 
I am sure in India there would have been total 
chaos. Nobody would have waited or followed 
any instructions given over a public address 
system. They would have simply rushed out 
and caused a stampede, resulting in even 
more deaths. Why this big difference? Is it a 
cultural thing? Or is it about education and 
upbringing? Or are we like that only’. 

Another thing that I could not help but 
notice was that the cab drivers went out of 
their way to help people on the streets. They 
transported them to their homes free of 
charge. Yes, the cab drivers in Paris gave free 
rides home and one Parisian, like most on 
that day, noted, “The cab drivers were very 
concerned about seeing us home safely and 
went beyond their call of duty in ensuring our 
safety. And they refused to take any money”. 

I find this simply amazing and a big tribute to 
not just the cab drivers, but also the people of 
Paris and, by extension, France. 

On July 11, 2006 , 1 faced a completely 
different situation when seven blasts 
took place over a period of 11 minutes in 
Mumbai. The bombs were set off in pressure 
cookers on trains plying the Western Line 
of the Suburban Railway network and 209 
people were killed and over 700 injured! 

I too was on a Suburban Railway train at 
exactly that time in the evening. When the 
series of blasts happened, the police gave 
the railway authorities orders to shut down 
the rail network. My train stopped short 
of Sion station and along with the other 
passengers, I walked out to the nearby taxi 



stand. There were many cabs there and also 
several auto rickshaws. But none was ready 
to take me to my friend’s place at Bandra, 
some six kilometres away. They wanted to 
be paid extra. There were other commuters 
who wanted to go towards Bandra and the 
cab drivers said they would take us only if 
each one of us paid them ^1000! Well over 
20 times the normal fare. We requested and 
pleaded but failed to make any impression. I 
walked for a bit and had cabs slowing down 
and asking me where I wanted to go. But all 
wanted absurd sums of money to drop me to 
my destination. Finally, along with a couple of 
other commuters, I blocked the path of one 
cab and shoved the driver to the side and got 
behind the wheel and started driving. When 
questioned why they were not helping fellow 
citizens on a day of such a big calamity, the cab 
driver coolly told me, “These calamities are 
opportunities for people like us to make more 
money. Be it a natural calamity like floods or a 
manmade one like terror attacks, we demand 
a much higher fare and make more money. 
When people are in trouble, they will pay 
more to reach the safety of their homes. So 
why should we taxi driver’s not charge more.” 
Nothing more needs to be said about the 



difference in attitude of Mumbai cabbies 
and the ones in Paris. But again, I fail to 
understand why? Why such mean and 
mercenary behaviour on part of our cabbies? 
And it happens each and every time there is 
an adversity. 

Another thing I have noticed about 
Mumbai cabbies is that they hate wearing 
seatbelts. When the law to make them 
mandatory was brought in, they went on strike 
and agitated to prevent the introduction of this 
law. So the government at that time exempted 
the older Fiat taxis from having seatbelts and 
said they would be mandatory only in new 
cabs. Now most of the old Fiat cabs have 
been phased out and we have newer ones like 
Hyundai Santros, Maruti Altos etc, plying on 
our roads and all come with factory fitted seat 
belts. And as per the law, the taxi driver has to 
wear them. But they don’t wear them, theyjust 
slip them on. Yes, they simply tie or clip up the 
belt at the starting point on the B-Pillar. You 
now even get a clip as an accessory that stops 
the retractable movement of the seatbelt. And 
the driver then simply slips it across his front 
and most don’t even bother buckling it. That 
is a Mumbai cab driver for you. Selfish and 
scheming, but completely stupid too. H 3 



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T here has always been an 
i8-month gap between a 
Ferrari flagship coupe and 
its convertible body form. 
And I was in love with the 
458 Spider. So naturally when the drop- 
top version of Ferrari’s new mid-engined 
flagship supercar, the 488, arrived in 
a quarter of that time at the Frankfurt 
Motor Show last month, I knew I had to 
drive it the moment I saw it. I paraphrase. 
If wishes were prancing horses... And 
they came true when Ferrari invited us to 
an international media drive. 

As I landed at the Bologna airport, I 
consciously drew my stare away from the 
silver Lamborghini Countach at display 
to avoid automotive perfidy. The next 
few days had to be about the Horse and 
not the Bull. My initial disappointment 
of not starting the drive at Maranello 
was met by the realisation that Bologna 
was actually where it all began for Ferrari 
- where a young Enzo would watch in 
awe as his superheroes Vincenzo Lancia 
and Felice Nazarro competed tooth 
and nail at the Circuit de Bologna in 
1908 - a brief moment in history that 
changed the world. The roads in the 
Italian countryside were also the ones 
on which champions like Stirling Moss 
and Juan Manuel Fangio drove fearlessly 
competing in the Mille Miglia and Targa 
Florio in the 1950s. 



Wretchedly, as irony would have it, 
the sun pulled a disappearing act and 
the forecast for that one day that we’d be 
driving the convertible Spider predicted 
rain. What a shame it would be to drive 
a convertible with the roof up! But I 
wasn’t about to let a bit of rain dampen 
my spirits. Driving a Ferrari in Italy was 
what my childhood dreams were made of 
and I was going to enjoy every bit of it. 

The 488 Spider has come a long way 
- from the 308 GTS Targa Top to the 348 
Spider’s Soft Top to the 458’s retractable 
hard top, which has been carried forward 
on the 488 Spider. Ferrari have chosen to 
be a bit more aggressive with the 488’s 
design, so that flair and elegance of the 
458’s design has made way for more 
angles and scoops. The scoops for the 
air intakes have moved from the back to 
the sides. This is an advantage especially 
for the Spider version because with the 
458, they had to shift the position of the 
intakes for the convertible body form. 
With the 488, the folding roof doesn’t 
necessitate troubleshooting. With the 
Spider, gone is the 488 GTB Coupe’s 
elegantly sloping glass rear window, with 
its view of the V8 beneath; it has been 
replaced by a flat deck area surrounded by 
flying buttresses. The aerodynamics are 
an unprecedented level of sophistication 
giving it a drag coefficient of just 1.53 - 
a record for a Ferrari convertible. The 















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torrid arrai 



Meet the latest open-top Ferrari. You can almost smell the violets 
from the Italian countryside and hear Dean Martin’s That’s Amore 



Words Jamshed Patel 



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interiors haven’t seen as much of a change 
with the only obvious change being the 
turbo boost gauge on the instrument cluster, 
reminding you of the changing times. 

What’s changed? The biggest 
transformation in the 488 is, of course, the 
V8 which has been downscaled from the 
4.5 litres to 3.9 litres. So there’s a marginally 
smaller bore and stroke, but the air that 
enters the cylinders is now forced with 
the help of two turbochargers. The effect, 
obviously, is more power (100 horses of it) 
and more torque (40 per cent more of it). 
But the biggest challenge for the engineers 
at Ferrari was to ensure that fans of the 458’s 
naturally aspirated engine got the same sort 
of urgency from the throttle. And for that, 
they would have to find a way to counter the 
lag associated with turbocharging engines. 
So Ferrari used a Titanium alloy for the 
turbine wheels so that it could endure 
higher speeds. They also used a special seal 
between the rotors and the turbo casing so 
that no air escaped. Most importantly, the 
turbochargers force air in two stages which 



optimises exhaust pulses, and the result 
is that the throttle response is just a 100 
milliseconds slower. That to you and me, 
means almost identical throttle response. 

It has become sort of a norm to crib 
about turbocharging these days, but let 
me remind everyone that what I think was 
the greatest driver’s Ferrari of all time - the 
F40, was also turbocharged. With the 488’s 
V8, Ferrari are effectively wiping out all 
the fallacies associated with turbocharged 
engines. That also includes the perceived 
shortfall of the sound. Sure, the 488’s 
force-fed V8 doesn’t rev all the way up to 
9,ooorpm, so the frequency of the sound is 
lower, but is it a sound you’re going to feel 
shortchanged with? Only if you’re obstinate 
or deaf. The whine of the turbos and the 
whistle of the wastegate are drowned by the 
baritone of the V8, but the way to identify 
the turbocharging is the eye popping mid 
range. You’ll constantly feel the urge to 
short shift through the 7-speed dual clutch 
gearbox, which, of course, complements 
the V8’s urgency. Ferrari don’t offer a 



manual option because they say no human 
could match the speed of their dual-clutch, 
7-speed gearbox. I know I possibly couldn’t. 

The Manettino setting knob had been 
turned to Wet mode and even though I 
was almost nursing the throttle pedal out 
of corners, I could see the traction control 
lights flashing each time, grumbling like 
an overworked employee. The 488 can be 
a handful if you’re not gentle with your 
throttle and correct with your steering 
angles. But ever so often, I did catch myself 
taking occasional liberties, relying on 
the brilliant electronics. The 488 gets the 
second generation of the Side Slip Control 
or SSC which debuted on the 458 challenge, 
and practically changed the driving 
characteristics of the 458. The now evolved 
SSC2 not only works in tandem with the 
evolved ESP9 and Fi-Trac, but also controls 
the active dampers. The result might not be 
palpable on public roads but on a racetrack 
I’m sure it can shave a few seconds off your 
laptimes. Thanks to the SSC2, Ferrari’s 
calculations declares 12 per cent faster 




Behind the ridiculously good looks lies a lot of 
function. The air intake scoops are now on the 
side, allowing a new ‘blown spoiler’, which 
effectively increases downforce but allows a 
low drag coefficient of just 1.53 


































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acceleration out of corners. But perhaps 
the more important detail is that it’ll help 
you carve silly slides without ending up in 
the gravel traps. The 488’s brakes borrow 
bits from the top-of-the-range LaFerrari, 
which means they are lighter, with better 
stopping power. 

And just when I thought I wasn’t going 
to be able to get the roof down, the rain gods 
relented, the fog eased and I finally managed 
to get the roof down on the go. Yes, the 
experience of driving topless is one of the 
best motoring indulgences, even more so 
when it is a drop-dead gorgeous, red Ferrari. 



FERRARI 488 SPIDER 

Type 3,902ccV8 twin turbo petrol 

Max power 670PS@8,000rpm 
Max torque 760Nm@6,750rpm 
LxWxH(mm) 4,568x1,972x1,211 
Price ^4.5 crore (est. ex-showroom) 

Fast! Red! Roofless! 

~ Doesn’t have the 458’s raging redline 




DEC 2015 OVERDRIVE 63 




The sound from the turbo V8 was even more 
mesmerising. The rear window pulls up in 
three stages, cutting out the wind buffeting 
so you can have conversations even at 
lookmph. The retractable hard top debuted 
in the 458 which became the first mid- 
engined supercar with a convertible solution 
of the kind. It was 25kg lighter than soft top 
mechanisms and essentially did away with 
all disadvantages of a soft top. The 488’s 
hard top retracts in all of 14 seconds, and it 
does so even on the move, at speeds of up 
to 45kmph. The mechanism itself is brilliant 
because it almost renders the roof panels 
two-dimensional so that it takes just 100 
litres of space. As with most convertibles, 
the 488’s chassis has had to be reinforced to 
make sure it doesn’t flex and that the driving 
dynamics don’t change. You definitely can’t 
tell the difference between the coupe and the 
convertible under normal conditions but to 
be certain, they’ve made the 488 Spider 23 
per cent stiffer than the 458 Spider. The result 
is that the 488 Spider is 50kg heavier than the 
488 GTB Coupe with the reinforcements. 
But how much does that change the 
performance? It hardly does. Ferrari claims 
that o-iookmph times between the coupe 
and convertible are identical at exactly 3 
seconds, while nought to 200 takes 0.4 
seconds more, at 8.7 seconds. 

The euphoria was complete. I wanted 
to drive off into the horizon were it not 
for the harsh professional compulsion 
of returning a borrowed press car. But 
that raises the question, in India which 
Ferrari would you have? Sure, the FF is 
practical with four seats and 4-wheel 
drive, the new California T is a more 
affordable convertible from Ferrari. The 
Fi 2 Berlinetta and the 488 GTB Coupe are 
the more quintessential supercars. But for 
me, this has to be it - the 488 Spider. It’s 
got the performance and you can put the 
roof down and enjoy a bit of hedonism. 
And when you get it to the racetrack, it’s 
practically inseparable from the coupe. 
Now I would have picked the LaFerrari as 
the ultimate Ferrari - if you could have 
one, that is! E 3 



Ferrari India 



Ferrari hasn’t had the best partnership experience in 
India in the past, but with its new partners, the 
mandate is very straight - Ferrari wants to make the 
ownership as pleasurable as the first time you drive it. 
World over, Ferrari offers a seven-year free 
maintenance for cars both new and used. This means, 
once a year or after every 20,000km, your dealership 
will carry out basic maintenance free of charge. 



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BMW X6 M AND X5 M | 




5, 6 Mmm.== 

While BMW has been busy developing hybrids and electric cars, their M-division 
has been happily brewing up a delicious concotion of Chemical X 



wordsjamshed Patel 



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ing, coarse, dry Madras Motor Race Track, 
and I have just one immediate thought run- 
ning through my head, I hope they have 
enough sets of tyres to last my magazine 
and television shoot. 

THE VISUALS 

The X5 M and the X6 M are inseparable 
from the front, and it’s only until you get 
to the three-quarters that you can tell the 
5’s typical SUV form from the 6’s distinc- 
tive coupe form. The very large air intakes 
up-front and flaps are absolutely functional 
considering the size of the radiator (which 



T he year was 2009 - a board- 
room full of BMW boffins 
were racking their faculties 
- does it make sense to lend 
the M badges to something 
with an all -wheel drive, and more impor- 
tantly, something with the X-prefix? After 
all - ‘M’ stood for Motorsport. The eventual 
verdict was. Why Not? And it has been one 
of the M divisions better decisions. Now 
nearly 6 years later, we’ve got the second 
generation of the M badged Sports Activity 
Vehicle - the X5 M, and the Sports Activity 
Coupe - the X6 M, with us on the swelter- 









is a story in itself and I’ll get to that) and 
so are the side gills that reduce turbulence 
around the front wheels. The kidney grille 
with the twin slats is typical to the M ver- 
sions. At the back, the two are at their most 
distinctive with the X6’s coupe form even 
getting its own spoiler. Quad pipes and 
M badges all round, oh and those massive 
21-inch M light alloys, round up what sepa- 
rates these special versions from the stan- 
dard X5 and X6. In fact, even when you get 
inside the cars you won’t realise which one 
you’re driving, till you notice your rear view 

68 OVERDRIVE DEC 2015 



mirror and the rear visibility in the X5 M or 
lack thereof in the X6 M. Both cars get the 
expected assortment of features and luxury 
bits, but let the web story give you those de- 
tails. Right now. I’m just excited to tell you 
about whether, despite all of BMW’s efforts, 
are the X5 M and the X6 M really meant for 
track days. 

POWERTRAIN AND 
PERFORMANCE 

The engine is the same 4.4-litre twin- 
scroll twin-turbo unit that Shumi drove 



in the current generation of the M5 and 
the M6, but of course, it has to make more 
power to match the bulk of these brutes. 
So the force-induced engine now makes 
583PS of max power available between 
6000 to 650orpm, which is an increase 
of 4 per cent, and /5oNm of max torque 
available from as low as iioorpm, which 
is a bump up by 10 per cent. Meanwhile, 
BMW claims the engine is 20 per cent 
more efficient and reduces emissions by 
a similar percentage, but umm, we’re not 
going there, are we? Bit touchy. To you 













and me, all this means a o-iookmph dash 
for a 2.3 tonne mammoth in a claimed 4.2 
seconds - the only thing that can touch it 
is a Porsche Cayenne Turbo (a comparo 
soon to follow this issue). The best trans- 
mission to handle that kind of torque, ac- 
cording to BMW, was the conventional 
torque convertor of the 8-speed kind, and 
interestingly not the M-dual clutch. Now, 
on the race track, you can establish that 
the 8-speed M Steptronic isn’t perhaps as 
quick as the twin-clutch, but the differ- 
ence in the real world is barely palpable. 



BE COOL LIKE THE FONZ 

The dark horse of the drivetrain is however 
the cooling system which has a huge role to 
play considering the duality of function of 
SUVs, and the forces at play considering its 
proportions. The M-engine is designed to 
operate optimally at racetrack performance 
induced temperatures, but it also needs to run 
in stop-and-go traffic where there is no air 
cooling. So the X5 M and X6 M use a combina- 
tions of high temperature and low tempera- 
ture radiators, which also handle the cooling 
of the turbocharger, transmission oil and act 



as intercoolers. The oil sump has been de- 
signed alongside a suction snorkel geometry 
to counter the cornering and lateral g-forces 
so that cooling isn’t hindered at any point. 

THE DANCING SHOES # 

The X5 M and X6 M get BMW’s brilliant X- 
Drive All-Wheel Drive system, which can 
transmit as much as 100 per cent of the 
power and torque to the front or rear axles, 
as per the demand, through a multi-plate 
clutch. But here’s where I read the brochure 
and detected what I think was the German j 









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BMW X6 M AND X5 M 



sense of humor. BMW let you switch the Dy- 
namic Traction Control off completely, but 
they also have an intermediate mode called 
the M Dynamic Mode or MDM, which they 
say allows ‘controlled drifting’ in the X5 M 
and X6 M and (I swear I’m not making this 
up) “nudge the car into power oversteer (i.e. 
a drift) using the accelerator”. Well, OK then 
- you asked for it. After driving other M cars 
you wouldn’t call the X5M and the X6 M drift 
kings, but to my utter bewilderment, you ac- 
tually could get these SUVs sideways. Again, 
not in the way the other M cars do, but 
sideways nonetheless. Sure, the all-wheel 
drive system didn’t agree with the demands 
and promptly sent more power to the front 
wheels to police our naughty intentions, but 
you could manage a few nice slides. BMW 
have tuned the front wishbones, specifi- 
cally increased the upper wishbone’s cam- 
ber and optimized the steering axis. They’ve 
dropped the ride height by 10mm and all of 
this is intended to improve its cornering abil- 
ity. At the risk of sounding ludicrous, the X5 



M and the X6 M felt more at home than even 
the M5 and M6 that I drove earlier which I 
think is down to the X-Drive system. Despite 
sitting higher, the body roll is negligible for 
their size - once again only matched by the 
Porsche. 

RESPONSE TO STIMULUS 

The steering set up for both the X5 M and 
X6 M is a rack and pinion with electric servo 
assistance as opposed to a hydraulic system, 
keeping in tradition with recent Ms. In fact 
BMW claims that because it uses absolutely 
no power when in a straight line, it can ac- 
tually save as much as 0.3 litres of fuel per 
100km (doesn’t sound like much, but when 
you consider these cars do 9 kilometres to 
the litre...). The steering response is sharp 
and direct, but that’s something I had no 
doubt about to begin with - it’s what BMWs 
do well. You can choose the servo input and 
hence the steering weight between its Com- 
fort, Sport and Sport+ steering settings. My 
first kick down on the brakes on the X-Ms 



was a bit of an eye opener, as the brakes and 
not the throttle, are the telling difference be- 
tween driving the X-Ms and other M-sports 
sedans. When you compare them, you’re 
likely to feel shortchanged because the M 
sedans stop far more easily than the X-Ms, 
this despite the increase of surface of brake 
liners on the front brakes by as much as 50 
per cent. You can only imagine how much 
worse the predecessors felt. But then again, 
you have to remind yourself of the sheer mo- 
mentum of a 2.3 tonne mass - that’s when 
things fall into perspective. E 3 



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A day at the BIC with a Huracan for company! 



Words Rohit Paradkar Photography Ishaan Bhataiya 



A hectic week - that’s routine 
for us now. Five days of 
the week where you slog 
from sunrise to sunset - 
so much that you hardly 
find time pursue a hobby or to even boot 
up your set top box, let alone booting up 
your gaming console and getting your mind 
off the mundane life. In fact, the last time I 
played my Xbox was when the Forza Hori- 
zon 2 demo came out with a yellow Hura- 
can as its protagonist. Of course, my work 



has kept me busier with real world cars, but 
you get what I mean. Those five days of the 
week are so taxing that more often than 
not, you end up postponing all celebrations 
to a corresponding weekend. Something 
similar happened recently. Around the time 
we finalised this issue of OVERDRIVE for 
print, social media began buzzing about the 
World Men’s Day. Yes, such a thing exists 
and because this was the first time I has 
heard of it, I decided to celebrate it on the 
corresponding weekend with the best toys 



known to mankind -sportscars! 

The track was flie Buddh International 
Circuit and my wheefe^ a Huracan LP610-4. 
Sadly this wasn’t a typical OVERDRIVE 
test where we would have the tratk all to 
ourselves. Butjionetheless I was participat- 
ing in the Lamborghini Experienze, which^ 
lets prospective or existing customers of the 
brand have a day out with their Lambo- 
rghini purchases (or prospecti^^ ^ urchases) 
and get trained by professionals on |^w 
to maximise the driving experience from 



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DEC 2015 



LAMBORGHINI HURACAN LP610-4 



4 



their bullish pets. Though I don’t own 
one or plan on owning one, I still had to 
sit through the briefing before getting my 
hands on a Huracan. 

I have driven one before, but then the 
city environment or our highways don’t do 
justice to this car. The racetrack is the arena 
it loves playing in and that is what I was 
here for. I was given access to a lime green 
Huracan which had already begun losing its 
sheen under the hot and dusty Delhi heat. 

If you are buying one, get a metallic finish 
instead and polish it regularly. The cars also 
had plenty of stone chips on the nose so 
investing in a good paint protection film 
would be a good idea. 

I have always maintained that I’m 
not a big fan of the Huracan’s design. It 
looks like a dumbed down version of the 
Aventador with clean lines, convention- 



the day. But the fairly new Pirelli PZero 
tyres that the car came with came up to 
temperature halfway through the first lap. 
The heavy braking required at the end of 
the back straight was enough to put the 
necessary heat into the rubber. Then it 
was game on. 

That Vio, which sits behind the driver’s 
seats, is a screamer in typical Italian fashion. 
On the road, it sounds great, but on the 
track, it yells loud enough to shake up heav- 
en and hell as it quickly revs to its 9,ooorpm 
red line. Even if you own a Huracan, I bet it 
will scare you with that redline-whine the 
first time you listen to it. In fact, it is so loud 
that I could barely hear the track marshals 
on the radio. 

On my second lap, the Huracan man- 
aged to hit a top whack of iSqkmph 
before I began braking for the right hander 
ahead. I can tell you the speed because my 
photographer was constantly looking at 
the speedometer in awe as the numbers 



ally hinged doors and a rather serious face. 
As images of the Muira, Countach and 
the Diablo flashed on the presentation 
screens, I couldn’t help but feel sorry for 
the Huracan. It just doesn’t look as aggres- 

Obviously, the mode to be in at any racetrack is 
Corsa. The Aventadors also graced the BIC. 
Cones mark the braking and apex points. Don’t 
want a ?2 crore plus supercar parked in the 
armco 




sive as its forefathers. 

The Huracan has a slightly more 
hunched up stance than the racier Aventa- 
dor, but it certainly looks like a sportscar 
in this age should. Even when it’s standing 
still. Stepping into the cabin isn’t too dif- 
ficult either. On the inside is where it feels 
like a typical Lamborghini though. Enough 
has been written about its spacecraft 
inspired cockpit, but you really need to 
experience it. It has got levers and switches 
for almost everything - even for the reverse 
gear selector. I’m glad it has a steering 
wheel and not a joystick. You need to spend 
some time to know what is where and once 
you do, the controls fall easily at hand, feel- 
ing rather dynamic to operate. The seat fits 
well even for my generous proportions and 
has very good bolstering for track attack. 
My car also came with matching green 
Alcantara upholstery. 

Early mornings in Delhi are a cooler 
affair, so the track wasn’t too hot early in 





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climbed up rapidly. On the Gallardo LP560- 
4 Supperleggera, I had managed a whisker 
under iSokmph on the same straight. The 
back straight has developed a slight bump, 
just shy of the 200m braking marker. It 
doesn’t unsettle the car easily, thanks to the 
centrally mounted army of sensors which 
have three-dimensional vectoring of the 
car’s dynamics to maintain the balance and 
composure. But the bump can be unnerv- 
ing when it hits you unexpectedly at speeds 
over 25okmph. 

The faster corners of the track highlight- 
ed the improved grip levels that the Huracan 
has over its predecessor and its behaviour 
can be altered with the three driving modes. 
The Strada mode is ideally designed for city 
use and gives the car an understeer-y nature 
and relaxed responses. The Sport mode 
is the fun mode as it engineers oversteer 
into the dynamics to make the tail step 
out or twitch when you enter the corner at 
respectable speeds. How cool is that! Then 
there is the Corsa mode in which I drove for 
most of the time. It is a more neutral pack- 
age and provides maximum power, dynam- 
ics and steering response. Traction control 
never kicked in even when I was belting the 
Huracan around the track. 

The engine delivers its power in a linear 
fashion and builds up pace in a blistering 
manner. The familiar Vio now comes mated 
to a dual clutch transmission which is ultra 
smooth with its shifts. The Gallardo would 
literally bang the driver’s head into the 
headrest every time it shifted gears. I love 
that maniacal behaviour, but the Huracan 
doesn’t do that. The smoother shifts help 
when your focus is on lap times and I ap- 
preciate what it does with the new set-up. 
But somewhere, it doesn’t feel Lamborghini 
enough. I also had a go in the Aventador. 
Two more cylinders and 90PS of extra 
power. But it converts that into a lot more 
than just extra speed. Yes, an entry level 
sportscar is supposed to lure new custom- 
ers with care and not scare them like the 
Aventador does, but then it also needs to 
do justice to the brand. The Huracan seems 
more Audi. It is sharper and more agile than 
the Gallardo (and even the Aventador to an 
extent). It is a ridiculously quick car even. 
However, it lacks that extra bit of madness 
I want from a Lamborghini. But the fact is 
that though it has matured so much over 
the Gallardo, there is nothing quite like it in 
the price it demands. 

Wait. Did someone just say LP580-2? H 3 






The automotive equivalent of King Arthur’s sword, this! 

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I ’m having a dream. Or is it a night- 
mare? I’m hurtling down the start- 
finish straight at the Lausitzring in the 
eerie half-light of early winter. There’s 
something chasing me. I can’t quite 
tell what it is though. I have a vague feeling that 
there are a pair of gleaming eyes glowering at 
me menacingly. There’s a face (can you call that 
a face?) that seems like it started out as a jack- 
o -lantern, but was then hacked away at with 
a katana, leaving behind just the sinister bare 
minimum. Whichever way I turn, I can just 
about catch a fleeting glimpse of this creature. 
And then suddenly, with a loud roar, and a gust 
of wind, it’s gone right past me and vanished 
into the distance. 

I snap out of my reverie when someone 
pulls rather harshly at my seat harness in an 
attempt to ensure that I’m belted into position. 
Given that what I’m being strapped into hap- 
pens to be a tidy little piece of machinery called 
the KTM X-Bow, these flights of fancy are war- 
ranted. Indeed, if it wasn’t for the searing pain 
in my left thumb (I somehow managed to get 
my thumbnail caught in my glove when fid- 
dling with the switchgear and upon tugging 
said glove off my hand had half my nail come 
off with it, leaving a rather bloody mess be- 
hind), I’d still imagine I was daydreaming. 

You see, when the X-Bow was first 
launched in 2008, it caught everybody’s at- 
tention. Not merely because it was the first 
four-wheeled weapon in KTM’s otherwise 
two-wheels-only stable. But also because of 
the way it looked. It had the same sort of effect 



one would imagine Cheryl Blossom, reddish- 
orange tresses cascading off her shoulders, had 
when she first walked into Riverdale, putting to 
shame the blondes and brunettes that Archie 
and Gang were used to. Of course, standing 
in the pitlane at the Lausitzring, finally staring 
at the X-Bow in the metal. I’m struck by just 
how fierce it looks. It’s like a piece of extremely 
sharp Japanese origami - black carbon fibre 
chassis peeking out from in between folds of 
orange body panels. In fact I’m convinced that 
if Han Solo ever wanted to give the Millenium 
Falcon a facelift, he’d fly it straight to Mattig- 
hofen and ask to speak to Gerard Kiska. 

Climb inside the X-Bow and you’re re- 
minded at once of its racecar-for-the-road 
statement of purpose. The X-Bow, even the 
Clubsport version that I drove, is spartan. As 
are the R (which has 300PS, 60PS over the 
standard X-Bow) and RR (the ‘you can get as 
many horses as you ask for’ model) versions. 
And that just adds to the racecar experience 
that you’ve signed up for. The one rather nifty 
touch that makes the KTM a one-size fits all 
machine is the fact that it isn’t just the steer- 
ing wheel that’s adjustable. The pedals are on a 
platform that slides back and forth too. It’s only 
the GT spec X-Bow that gets some amount of 
creature comforts - a windscreen, side win- 
dows, a wind deflector, a fabric top, a spruced- 
up heating system, a centre console and some 
sort of luggage system too. Although, seeing as 
I’m at a racetrack about to have a go in the car 
that’s been used in every single edition of the 
Race of Champions since 2008, luggage is the 




DEC 2015 OVERDRIVE 77 





KTM X-BOW 



last thing on my mind. There’s only one thing 
left to do . . . Start the engine. 

And it’s here, in my very first step towards 
getting the X-Bow going, that I’m entirely 
flummoxed. I appear to have forgotten the 
procedure that had been listed out to me by 
one of the instructors at the Lausitzring Driv- 
ing Academy before we headed towards the 
cars. It’s all too many buttons suddenly, and 
I’m sitting there convinced that I’ll be the only 
person in the world who got to the racetrack, 
but couldn’t take the X-Bow out for a spin, 
because, well. I’d forgotten how to start it. For- 
tunately for me though, someone comes by 
and helps me out. The order is, after pressing 
the clutch and brake, jabbing the Stop Button 
on the centre console first, then the Start But- 
ton also on the centre console, followed by the 
Mode Button on the steering wheel. At which 
point the display unit on the centrally mounted 
instrument pod should flash those three glori- 
ous words you’ll be eagerly awaiting - Ready 
To Race. And then, you press the Start Button 
once again and listen as the 1984CC, turbo- 
charged Audi engine comes to life. 

Of course, since this elaborate procedure 
has been put in place to ensure that not just an- 
ybody can start your X-Bow and run off with it, 
or, worse, crash it, this can be pardoned. And 
I’m feeling rather forgiving too, given that I’m 
now rumbling down the pitlane about to put 
the X-Bow, yes that same machine that helped 
Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel to 
six consecutive ROC Nations Cup crowns, 
through its paces. But there’s another little 
hoop to jump through before I can begin to try 
and understand what a machine that weighs 
just under 800kg can do, when it has 240PS 
waiting to be unleashed. There’s a braking and 
slalom section that I’m made to go through to 
help me get acclimatised to the X-Bow. Dennis 
Retera, one of the drivers who raced an X-Bow 
in the 2008 FIA GT4 championship and also 
tested the machine extensively before its 
launch tells me that this is standard procedure. 
In fact, even customers who buy the X-Bow 
have to undergo a day of training before they 
get to take it home. It’s to really impress upon 
them that they’ve bought a very fast - zero to 
lookmph in 3.9 seconds - and very light car 
that has absolutely no electronic drivers aids 
whatsoever. There’s no one to go crying to 
when things go wrong. You’re really on your 
own in this one. 

A couple of laps later, my initiation is com- 
plete, and we begin doing proper laps of the cir- 
cuit. It’s only when I gather speed in the X-Bow, 
especially down the main straight, that I find 
myself having to really hang onto the steering 




wheel. I catch sight of i78kmph on the digital 
speedo once. But when I feel like I’m going fast- 
er, I can’t take my eyes off the track lest I miss a 
braking point and plough straight into the bar- 
riers. Gulp. The car feels like it’s buffeting about 
too. Which means I am nowhere as precise 
as I am meant to be. There are cones handily 
placed around the track to help us follow the 
ideal line, and, after I miss three, my instruc- 
tor’s voice crackles over the radio telling me to 
buck up. So I focus my attention on getting to 
each apex. And here’s when the X-Bow starts 
to put me in my place. 

The first lesson I get are from the brakes. 
The Brembos are hard to use. If you’re too easy 
on them, you’ll find yourself having to press 
down on them progressively and continuously 
for a long time. Which means you’ll miss your 
braking point. Which means you’ll muck up 
your entry into the corner. Of course, this is just 
on the racetrack. The consequences on open 
roads can be much worse. The trick is then to 
ignore how darned hard the brakes are and give 
them a sharp, fast, powerful jab that will slow 
your X-Bow down and have your head bob 
forward all at once, which is oddly satisfying. 
Of course, if you’re too hard on the brakes, you 
run the risk of locking them, which. I’m told 
after being looked at up and down, I simply 
don’t have the strength to do. Offended though 
I might be, turns out that it’s true. 

Another lesson comes from the steer- 
ing wheel. There’s no assistance here, which 
means that you need to really use your muscles 
to point it where you want to go. Always keep- 
ing my hands at 9 and 3 o’ clock on the steer- 
ing wheel the way my instructor wants me to, 
becomes difficult. So I resort to just heaving 
the thing any old way I can, so long as I am 
pointing it in the right direction. My arms and 
shoulders begin to feel like I’ve had one of the 
most intense crossfit sessions of my life. But 
it gets better at higher speeds and tossing the 
X-Bow into the first corner after the long main 
straight, and hitting the apex spot-on, is a par- 
ticularly grin-inducing moment. The X-Bow 
really is just such a lot of fun. 

If you get things right, slot into the right 
gear (the H-patterned 6-speed shifter is the 
most relatable and roadcar-like feature it has) 
at the right part of the track, press the accel- 
erator down firmly and gather up speed nicely, 
you really will feel like you’re getting a proper 
racecar experience. It isn’t just the fact that 
the wind’s slapping you on the face a good bit, 
allowing the biting cold through your over- 
alls and the four layers you’re wearing under 
it. And it isn’t just that you’re so close to the 
ground. But you’re cocooned in this beautiful 




78 OVERDRIVE DEC 2015 




carbon fibre tub. Your neck’s moving from side 
to side with every corner you tackle. Your head 
is just about held in place by the racing headrest 
that allows you to sit vertically while stopping 
you from viewing the world completely hori- 
zontally. And suddenly everything looks beau- 
tiful. Even when that McLaren Pi passes you on 
the back straight. 

One thing that I need to keep reminding 
myself, is that the X-Bow demands attention 
every single second. Which means there’s re- 
ally no space to daydream. The car I’m driving 
has road tyres (Conti Sport Contacts), which 
I’m told make it a little more unpredictable. 
Plus it is rear mid-engined, rear-wheel drive 
and extremely light in the front which mean 
if you’re not careful, it can snap at you like an 
orange sunbathing alligator when you least 
expect it. Slicks, apparently, will allow for more 
grip, and more downforce, making the car 
even more stable on track. But since I have no 
slicks and since I need to make the most of this 
razor-edged hand of cards that I’ve been dealt, I 
try my best to live up to the standards of preci- 
sion that my instructor is demanding of me. I 
go closer to the apex and even start riding those 
kerbs a little. And I’m surprised that there is no 
jarring sensation that I have been expecting. 
The car’s suspension, which you can see peek- 
ing out between those body panels, does a fine 
job keeping out bumps. 

Before I know it though, three 20-min- 
ute stints that seem like five-minute ones, 
are up. Damn relativity. I’ve never been more 
dismayed to see a chequered flag ever. But I 
obediently head into the pitlane and park my 
X-Bow there. I contemplate pocketing the key 
from the slot in the centre console, but decide 
the better of it. And when my otherwise grim 
instructor smiles, pats me on the back, gives 
me a thumbs up and says I did well, I begin to 
feel rather pleased. “Ah, what a fine job you’ve 
done,” I think to myself And then . . . 

... I’m a passenger, strapped into the seat 
next to aforementioned instructor. Hurtling 
down the start-finish straight in the eerie half 
light of early winter. Nothing’s chasing me. 
Because we’re going too darned fast for any- 
thing to keep up. He’s in fifth gear and I can see 
the rev-limiter flashing before I’m dealt a solid 
blow in my stomach and am pitched forward 
as he brakes hard at the 50m board. I’m then 
tossed about from side to side like a little rag 
doll as he dispenses with the rest of the circuit 
very, very fast, fighting the X-Bow into every 
single corner. It’s like a karate master practising 
his katas. He’s a black belt. And I’m still a white. 
Maybe a yellow. But what I really want is that 
bright beautiful shade of Austrian orange. E3 



The 6-speed gearshift is the most roadcar-like feature you’ll spot in the 
otherwise all-carbon fibre interior of the X-Bow that comes complete with a 
racecar-like steering wheel and ‘Ready To Race’ greeting. And apparently it’s 
fun to pull donuts in the X-Bow, as one instructor showed us, while telling us 
not to try it ourselves! 



DEC 2015 OVERDRIVE 79 





over troubled waters 



The S5 Sportback makes for a perfect compromise between the style of 
a two-door coupe and the practicality of a four-door sedan 



Words Rahul Richard Photography Ishaan Bhatalya 



C hoosing between a beautiful 
two-door coupe and a boring 
four-door sedan is an eternal 
battle between the heart and 
mind of a forty-something 
year old petrol head (a decision most 
motorcyclists are all too familiar with). With 
two kids and a spouse who doesn’t share the 
enthusiasm about spending ^6o+ lakh on 
what they think is an impractical, inefficient 
alternative to the older diesel Mercedes-Benz 
C-Class parked in the garage. 

And that’s where the Audi S5 Sportback 
comes in. It’s not too large, has four seats to 
keep your beloved happy, it’s comfortable and 
easy to drive, it looks pretty darn good and 
most importantly, it has that sweet-sounding 



3.0-litre V6 that doesn’t fail to entertain. In 
essence, it is the metaphorical bridge over 
troubled waters. Let me elaborate. 

PERFORMANCE 

The S5 Sportback gets a 333PS supercharged 
3.0-litre V6 that puts out 44oNm of torque. 
Audi claims a o-iookmph time of 5.1 
seconds, which feels quick, but not snaps- 
your-neck kind of quick. The torque kicks 
in at close to 3,ooorpm and from there, it’s 
a quick few seconds up the rev-counter to 
hit 6, 00 or pm where the engine redlines. 
The speedometer, meanwhile, makes a 
steady climb to i5okmph before you realise 
how fast you’re going thanks to the slick 
/-speed S tronic transmission. 



Like all the other Volkswagen dual- 
clutch transmissions, this one is swift and 
precise. It also gets Audi’s Drive Select 
with four modes — Efficiency, Comfort, 
Dynamic and Individual. In Efficiency and 
Comfort modes, the transmission relaxes 
a bit (doesn’t get lazy though) while the 
exhaust quietens down. Turn the knob to 
select Dynamic mode, and the car wakes up 
immediately as the gear-shifts are served up 
faster, the throttle sensitivity increases and 
the exhaust opens up fully to give a sharp 
bellow that instantly puts a smile on your 
face. For best results, switch to manual and 
use paddle-shifters. 

The car now gets larger discs that feel 
sharp and do a pretty good job of bringing 



80 OVERDRIVE DEC 2015 





Road Test 





2015 AUDI S5 SPORTBACK 





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Headroom is quite low for front and rear 
passengers. The rest of the interiors are 
typical Audi - neat and functional. The V6 is 
quite efficient and easy to drive. 18-inch 
wheels are quite practical, but the tyres are a 
letdown. The sport seats don’t quite hold you 
in place 



the car to a standstill from three digit 
speeds. To improve efficiency, the S5 has 
been fitted with a brake energy recovery 
system that stores the kinetic energy for 
use by the alternator. 

RIDE AND HANDLING 

The S5 Sportback, like all other Audis, is a very 
friendly car to drive — make a mistake and 
it’ll cover up for you without a hiccup, thanks 
to the Quattro system. It does its job well 
and keeps the car stuck firmly to the ground, 
although you do notice a little understeer 
around the tighter bends. The big let-down 
though, are the 245-section Pirelli Cinturato 
tyres. Sure, these low rolling resistance tyres 
claim to help with the efficiency, but they 
were squealing like a stuck pig when I pushed 
them around the bends. 

To add to that, the car felt a little too 
light. At 1,820kg, it isn’t, but over crests at 
high speeds, the car felt like it was almost 
taking off. Almost. Over roads that have a 
lot of crests and corners, this can be a little 
unnerving and it’s the first time we’ve felt 
this with an Audi. But the fact of the matter 
remains that to get a car to take off, it takes a 
certain level of stupidity that most drivers. 



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hopefully, aren’t susceptible to. 

However, Audi has managed to find the 
sweet spot between sporty and comfortable 
with the S5’s suspension. Although it 
doesn’t get the adjustable suspension seen 
in the more expensive Audis, it is stiff 
enough to handle the windy roads without 
too much roll and at the same time, soft 
enough to allow a comfortable ride over all 
the bumps and potholes. 

Although the electric steering on the 
S5 is quite a delight to use in the city, the 
steering, like all electric power steer ings, 
feels a little dead on the more windy roads. 
Sharp and precise, but lacking the kind of 
feedback a hydraulic unit would deliver. 

EVERYDAY USABILITY 

The S5 is a very good daily driver. It’s 
narrower than an A4 and just 17mm 
longer. The S5 simply slips and slides its 
way through the gaps in traffic, leaving 
behind larger SUVs that couldn’t quite 
manage the squeeze. The electric power 
steering feels quite light, and especially in 
Comfort mode, the car feels almost as easy 
as a D -segment car to manoeuvre around 
in the city. While on the longer highway 



stretches, the artificial weighting did its job 
of improving confidence at higher speeds. 

The 333PS engine too, is quite easy to 
handle in peak-hour traffic as it isn’t too 
edgy. In Comfort mode, the car takes a 
deep breath and relaxes its muscles as the 
throttle sensitivity reduces. Audi has tried 
to make this V6 as efficient as possible 
too, with a claim of ii.iSkmpl. However, 
I managed to average ii.ikmpl on the 
highway and 7.6kmpl in the city, which 
is definitely not bad for a supercharged 
3.0-litre V6. Although, don’t expect the 
same figures with a heavy right foot. 

Another thing I quite liked about the S5 



is that Audi has given it a more practical 
set of 18-inch wheels. This, of course, 
means you don’t have to sit quite as far up 
at the edge of your seat, to keep an eye out 
for potholes and stones that could rip your 
tyre apart. 

DESIGN AND STYLE 

The S5 is a sharp looking car that could 
pass off as one of the more commonly 
seen Audis at first glance. Pay closer 
attention and you will notice that the S5 
Sportback gets a new platinum-finish 
front grille bearing the S5 badge while 
the rear gets a lip spoiler and quad-exhaust 



DEC 2015 OVERDRIVE 83 







tips. The car also gets skirts all around, ‘V6 
T’ badges on the front fenders and platinum- 
finish ORVMs to help differentiate it from 
the regular A5 model. 

While the sportback design on the S5 
makes it quite the looker, the downside to 
it is headroom, or lack thereof. I’m 6-feet 
tall and I barely had enough space above 
my head, both at the front and rear. While 
leg-room seemed sufficient, the placement 
of the accelerator and brake pedals seemed 
too far up front, while the dead pedal is set 
so far ahead that you don’t even recognise 
it at first. 

The sport seats on S5 get adjustable 
lumbar support and can be optioned with 
fine Nappa leather, but they don’t quite 
manage to hold you in place, especially if 
you are of a smaller frame. The rest of the 
interior, however, is a nice place to be in 
with all the suede leather door panels, a 
flat-bottomed steering wheel and carbon 
fibre inserts. 



steering mounted controls and a handful 
of buttons around the gear selector. The 
MMI is fairly simple to use and the array of 
buttons might seem a little disorienting at 
first, but give it some time and you’ll get the 
hang of it. 

In the safety department, the S5, like 
all German cars, is armed to the teeth. It 
gets eight airbags, anti-slip regulation, 
electronic differential lock, ESC, EBD and 
everything else you would expect from a 
car of this stature. 



EQUIPMENT 

The S5 gets Audi’s MMI integrated into a 
7-inch colour display unit and a 14-speaker 
Bang & Olufs^^ sound system, with 



MY FAVOURITE PART? 

That’s simple — the V6 soundtrack. The 
turbocharged five-cylinder Audi Quattro 
from the 80s made quite an iconic 
soundtrack. In fact, it still manages to put a 
smile on my face every time I watch a video 
of the car tearing through a rally stage. It 
might be a little cheeky of me to say this, 
but the soundtrack of the S5’s supercharged 
V6, at the more exciting end of the rev- 
counter, reminds me of those Quattros. 
Don’t misunderstand me; it’s a great car in . 
a lot of other ways too, but with that howl 
at around 4,ooorpm, it certainly makes a 
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Power to weight 


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Suspension F/R 


MacPherson struts/muiti-iink 


Brakes F/R 


Ventiiated discs/discs 


Tyres(F&R) 


245/40 R18 


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Fuei tank capacity 


61 iitres ^ 


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Lust! 

Breathtakingly good looking, Maseratis have always sold on sheer 
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~r Gorgeous Italian lines 
H” V8 power and noise 




Words RishaadMody Photography Suresh Narayanan 





I n 2003, Maserati made history were doing and momentarily reduce them 
with what I’m convinced is one to slackjawed zombies. It’s rare for a car to 
of the best looking sedans of have that effect in a city like Mumbai- where- 
the modern era, the fifth gen flashy-machines area part of the landscape 
Quattroporte. u years dowrr, I but the Quattroporte spares no bystanders, 
still get a .minor aneurysfn and painfully Most don’t even know what it is, but they 
sprained neck-whenever I spot one. There’s damn well know it’s something special, 
no other way to describe it, it’s sex on 

wheels. The new one uses the same recipe DESIGN AND ENGINEERING 
of long, flowing Italian heartbreak but with Sitting behind the wheel, it’s easy to forget 
the nose from the stunning Gran Turismo just how big this car is. Stretching over 
sportscar. The result is a car that makes 5.2m, I can think of a very few cars that are 
people stop in their tracks, forget what they this big. But just as those subtly voluptuous 



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lines mask the bulk outside, the feeling is 
somehow replicated from within the cabin 
too. I remember an M5 feeling larger and 
more intimidating in traffic. The Italians 
have even managed to make it about 100kg 
lighter than any of its rivals with a 50:50 
weight distribution. Honestly, none of 
that matters. I’m just transfixed by those 
intoxicating haunches, the delectable 20- 
inch wheels with their many, many spokes, 
that hypnotising trident badge in the long 
and oh-so-low nose. . .. 

It’s an all consuming design, one the 
opulent and thoroughly luxurious cabin 
can’t quite compete with. There’s no doubt 
that this cabin belongs in a special, very 
expensive machine but it doesn’t make you 
go gaga quite like the outsides have clearly 
made me. The optional leather in here is of 
the highest grade with minimal odour and 
free from pesky mosquito bites. What’s the 
relevance of that? Apparently mosquitoes 
leave teeny tiny pockmarks in most leathers 
that us regular folk are used to. The space in 
the back is at S -Class levels, it’s a real lounge 
back here and aside from reclining seats this 
pretty much has it all. 

There’s no doubt that a huge effort 
went into designing the Quattroporte and 



engineering it into reality. But there is a 
sense that after they were done, the Italians 
passionately yelled, ‘Bellissimo!’, blew a 
few kisses at their wondrous creation and 
popped the champagne. When you spend 
time with the car you notice that it lacks some 
of the over-engineering that goes into similar 
German machines to ensure that everything 
works just right. It’s in the small details like the 
fiddly steering mounted controls or the low 
res touchscreen that often needs a heavy jab 
to register an input ( this is a car that debuted 
in 2013, a time when screens weren’t quite so 
sharp). Or in the fact that some dials like the 
speedoreadinmetricunitswhileotherslikethe 
trip computer and climate control display in 
miles-per-gallon and Fahrenheit, respectively. 
I just couldn’t figure how to switch them to 
easily understandable units without having 
to resort to a calculator to decide something 
simple like cabin temperature. It’s almost as 
though the engineers said, ‘since you insist, 
we have moved the steering wheel to the 
wrong side for you - don’t bother about the 
rest, just enjoy!’ 

ENGINE AND PERFORMANCE 

Oh, and enjoy it you will, for under the 
prettiness lies an engine of the highest 



pedigree - a Ferrari-built, 3.8-litre V8 
with two turbos! All of the motor’s 530 
horses are sent to the rear wheels via an 
8-speed automatic. There’s a choice of 
three driving modes and a separate button 
to firm up the dampers on the adaptive 
‘Skyhook’ suspension this car came fitted 
with. You can’t individually tailor steering, 
suspension, engine and exhaust settings but 
there is a considerable difference between 
the modes. Sport keeps things very taut 
with crisp throttle response and a more 
aggressive power delivery. Switch to ICE 
(Increased Control And Efficiency) mode 
and the Quattroporte suddenly feels 
subdued with slow responses, making it 
very easy to drive. Flat out performance 
is very impressive with a measured 4.8s 
run to lookmph and a claimed top speed 
of 307kmph. Equally shocking is the 
Maserati’s ravenous appetite for fuel. The 
best we saw all day was i2.ikmpl on the 
highway but that number can easily drop 
below qkmpl. It was an expensive test. 

The GTS is a seriously fast car but in a 
very polished and restrained manner. Unlike 
the BMW M6 Gran Coupe, there isn’t the 
same electric response between your right 
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Plush, luxurious cabin is constructed in fine 
materials but doesn’t quite match the beauty of 
the exteriors. Elegant 20-inch wheels fill the 
wheel arches just ahead of the trademark 
Maserati vents in the fender. Ferrari builds the 
twin turbo V8 for Maserati. It’s very fast and 
makes all the right noises 



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down much more cleanly. The gearbox is 
also more relaxed, offering swift but not 
particularly brutal, kick-in-the-back style 
shifts. I personally love the BMW’s constant 
and dramatic battles with the ESP but most 
will appreciate the way a Quattroporte 
GTS manages to be a ballistic but relatively 
civilised experience. Also worth mentioning 
is the incredible noise the GTS makes in Sport 
mode, especially from the outside. The cabin 
is so well insulated, you have to lower the 
windows to appreciate it. It’s a deep, guttural 
roar permeated by turbo wastegate noises 
and screaming rubber. Fantastic! 

RIDE AND HANDLING 

Predictably, the GTS is stiffly sprung but it’s 
not a deal breaker. In fact, on smooth roads I 
even found that the stiffer suspension setting 
was usable, not something most sporty 
cars can claim in India. It has an old school 
hydraulic steering rack, heavy with a decent 
amount of feel and feedback. However, what 
turns out to be this car’s biggest issue is its 
ground clearance. Most low slung cars can 
handle our speedbreakers with care but the 
GTS scraped its belly numerous times despite 
gentle sideways crawling. 

Show it a highway though and the GTS 
is in its element, feeling planted, serene and 
completely at ease at any speed south of 
iSokmph. There is much more performance 



in reserve above this but you then start to 
feel the speed and need to focus extra hard 
on our unpredictable roads. In the corners, 
the GTS is really impressive for a car so big. It 
sticks to lines resolutely and can carry some 
serious corner speeds. But you can tell that 
the electronics are working extra hard to 
keep everything in shape. 

CONCLUSION 

Maserati had a rather sour experience their 
first time out in India thanks to Ashish 
Chordia. Now they’re attempting to re- 
enter the market with a range of cars from 
2013. For now Maserati has one functioning 
dealership in Delhi while Mumbai and 
Bangalore will get showrooms shortly. This 
is a much smaller network than rival brands 
like Porsche and Mercedes -AMG. But the 
^2.2 crore GTS makes up for it by being a 
lovely and very special car. I spent half my 
day staring longingly at it, urging Suresh to 
shoot more just so I could buy a little more 
time to gaze at the thing. It’s so dominated by 
its good looks that things like performance 
and luxury tend to fade into the background. 
Besides which, most owners will spend a 
majority of time in the back seat, a place 
where comfort and luxury outweighs power 
and noise. Which makes the ^1.5 crore diesel 
Quattroporte with its better ride height and 
softer suspension more appealing. E3 



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DRIVETRAIN 


Type 


3790CC V8 twin turbo 


Power 


530PS@6, 500-6, SOOrpm 


Torque 


710Nm@2, 250-3, SOOrpm 


Transmission 


8-speed automatic 


Vaivetrain 


4-vaives/cyiinder 


Power to weight 


279PS/tonne 


CHASSIS & DIMENSIONS 


Suspension F/R 


Adaptive 


Brakes F/R 


Ventiiated discs 


Tyres(F&R) 


245/40 R20& 285/35 R20 


Kerb weight 


1,900kg 


Fuei tank capacity 


80 iitres 


LxWxH(mm) 


5262x1948x1481 


PERFORMANCE & EFFICIENCY 


O-lOOkmph 


4.8s 


Top speed 


307kmph (ciaimed) 


City/highway/overaii 


4.8/12.1/6.5kmpi 


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Tof the sun, rolh^-dewn the road, or the 
‘solarbea^’ shad^ creating a lively contrast 
against-the greeff cover. This day was going 
tobebright>itwasgoingt&befun! 

^DKIGN& STYLING ^ 

Th^giew age of Mercedes-Benz designs 
look gOQd with their curvaceoifs forms 
and organid^hemes. But that form moulds 
itself better to ’a roadster than the sedans 
and the SUVs. Having begun life as a baby- 
SLS, the GT does a great job of grafting 
the SLS roots with Merc’s" current design 
philosophy. The shape and size of the 
grille, the long bonnet and the narrow 
glass house are much like the discontinued 



The GT has a smaller footprint than the 
SLS, which puts its shape and size in the 
category of the 911 and the F-type coupe. 
But it manages to have a distinctive design 
that mates a muscle car look to a focussed 
sportscar one. It also has minimalist design 
for its vents, creases and lines. In fact, the 
simplicity of its design is what makes the 
GT gorgeous. 

DRIVETRAIN & PERFORMANCE 

The GT is pure petrol propulsion but in a 
departure from convention, the AMG GT 
S chucks the naturally aspirated engine for 
one with forced induction. It runs the new 
4.0-litre biturbo V8 from the W205 C 63 
AMG. Like AMG’s recent championship - 
winning Fi engines, the turbines and 



flagship supercar. But the organic theme’- . exhaust headers are mounted between the 
makes the bold wheel arches and the cylinder banks to reduce the time taken for 






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the exhaust gases to travel from the ports 
to the intake charger. The result is power 
on tap with linear acceleration - flat out 
or roll on. Sadly, there are no wastegate 
wheezes or power surges that are typical to 
turbocharged supercars. I wouldn’t mind a 
few whistles like the CL A 45. 

The AMG GT gets launch control as 
well, though the procedure isn’t as simple 
as in a Porsche. You need to engage the 
Race Mode, position the steering wheel to 
its centre position, then depress the brake 
pedal firmly with the left foot and pull in 
both the paddle shifters. If you have done 
everything right and if the conditions 
seem favourable to the car, the launch 
control will be made available. You can 
then activate it by letting go of the shifter 
paddles and then pulling in the upshift 
paddle. Once activated, the car will ask 
you to depress the accelerator firmly and 
letting go of the brake pedal will rocket 
the car ahead. With launch control, the GT 
can manage the nought to lookmph sprint 



in a sensational 3.8s. We managed 4.0s 
and the sprint is quite dramatic. The idea 
of the launch control is also to minimise 
wheelspin and while it does that job well, 
the GT squirms a bit when it catapults itself 
and that certainly massages your need for 
speed. In fact, in our test car, every time I 
would subject the car to hard acceleration, 
the fabric screen for the panoramic roof 
would slide back a couple of inches! 

The GT in the S tune gets an output of 
510PS and 65oNm compared to the regular 
GT’s 46oPS/6ooNm tune. The GT S can 
achieve a top speed closer to the 3iokmph 
mark in its stock guise. I doubt if you can 
achieve the latter even on the back straight 
of the Buddh International Circuit though. 
You can give it a try if you are willing to 
put the brakes to test. Our car came with 
bronze brake callipers, which indicate 
that it uses the optional carbon ceramic 
brakes. The S gets 401mm and 360mm 
cross -drilled ventilated discs at the front 
and rear, respectively. They come into their 



zone only upon warming up, but once 
they do, they drop the anchors quickly 
and progressively. Like its acceleration, 
the GT’s deceleration has a bit of drama 
too and the rear tends to fishtail a bit when 
braking hard from high triple digit speeds. 

CHASSIS & DYNAMICS 

The chassis setup is simply amazing. The 
spaceframe uses aluminium alloys for a 
lightweight construction while certain 
steel components ensure rigidity and 
endurance. The wheels are aluminium too. 
The aforementioned brakes and the carbon 
fibre driveshaft drop weight further. 
The driveshaft weighs about 4kg, which 
otherwise weighs about S-iikg for similar 
front-mid engined or rear wheel drive cars. 
The lightness of the components is evident 
in the way the AMG GT moves. It feels 
light and agile on its feet, with lightning 
quick reflexes. The steering has a big role 
in imparting that feeling. In fact, it feels so 
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quick to upshift, a tad slow to downshift. The gloss colours come with ceramic bits in the lacquer t oj^e fecep ^rbility ofJbje mishe§.Thf| 
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vagueness the first time you use it. Get used 
to that feeling though and you will soon 
realise how inch perfect it is. The steering 
also gains weight progressively as the speed 
or the input increases so at speeds, the 
directness is sharper and more pronounced 
This car can catch you unawares, 
given the combination of those lightning 
quick throttle and steering responses. You 
don’t want to be fooling around in urban 
conditions, so trust me, you want to stay 
alert. The length of the GT’s hood needs 
getting used to, to carefully manoeuvre the 
car in city. The flared wheel arches and the 
hump in the bonnet do act like aids to help 
you judge the length and corners of the 
nose, but the narrow glasshouse means that 
the A-pillar rakes diagonally inward towards 
the driver. It is slim and doesn’t hinder 



visibility when driving on the track but in 
city conditions, you need to keep an eye out. 

AMG has given this car a 47-53 per 
cent front-rear weight distribution. 
While the engine has active mounts that 
adapt damping in a fraction of a second, 
the suspension adjusts itself on the fly 
depending on the characteristics of the 
road (slightly slow to adapt as it relies on 
the feedback from the road surface and 
doesn’t get the advanced gadgetry of the 
radar-based road mapping in India). The 
result is that the GT has minimal body roll 
or nose dive. In the larger scheme of things, 
this means that the car can maintain 
better traction out of corners or under 
acceleration without the electronic assists 
having to kick in often. 

500 horses isn’t a joke, but the GT’s 



breed is good-humoured and can play 
along well when you decide to have fun. 
The engine, chassis, suspension and 
gearbox can be altered for response and 
feedback through Comfort, Sport and Race 
modes. Activate the Sport handling and 
the rear end will allow a certain degree of 
slip on the tyres when you cane the throttle 
hard. The road hugging nature of the car 
lets you remain in control unless you do 
something extremely stupid. Switch to 
Race Mode and you will be amazed at 
how stiff the suspension gets, taking the 
handling characteristics to more extreme 
levels. The steering feedback is precise 
throughout all the modes, but the sportier 
modes make it more communicative. 

The trade off of the stiffer setup is that 
you feel and hear jitters in the cabin on 






DRIVETRAIN 



Type 


3982CC biturbo V8 petrol 


Power 


510PS@6,250rpm 


Torque 


650Nm@l, 750-4, 750rpm 


Transmission 


7-speed dual clutch 


Valvetrain 


4 valves per cylinder 


Power to weight 


310PS/tonne 


CHASSIS & DIMENSIONS 


Suspension F/R 


Adaptive Suspension with 
electronically controlled damping 


Brakes F/R 


401mm discs/ 

360mm ventilated discs 


Tyres (F&R) 


265/35-ZR19 & 295/30-ZR20 


Kerb weight 


1,645kg 


Fuel tank capacity 


65 litres 


LxWxH (mm) 


4546x1939x1288 


PERFORMANCE & EFFICIENCY 


O-lOOkmph 


4.0s (tested) 


Top speed 


268kmph (tested) 


City/highway/overall 


2.7/4.4.2/3.0kmpl 



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every rut or pebble the wheels go over. But 
none of it unsettles the car as the electronics 
iron out all the shocks that can upset the 
dynamics. And that is pleasantly surprising 
- since this is one three-pointed star that 
firmly chooses dynamics over comfort. Get 
the S 63 coupe if you want it the other way 
round. The GT is a rear wheel-driven car, 
there is hardly any unexpected understeer 
of any sort. It loves to wag its tail too, just 
that little bit to prevent itself from becoming 
too serious like a Porsche. But an untamed 
cat like the F-type it certainly isn’t. AMG 
seem to have achieved that golden balance 
between the two. 

It isn’t a maniac like the SLS, that wants 
;to eat its own tyres and I miss that nature on 
this baby. But like the SLS, it feels alive. So 
alive, in fact, that it even has moods for its 
engine sounds - little purrs at slow speeds 
and ferocious roars when it is excited. 

FEATURES & CONVENIENCE 

The GT’s cabin is a mix of the SLS AMG and 
S-Class’ design themes. The tunnel console 
gets the push button starter and switches 
^ for toggling the suspension, gearbox, and 
■ engine responses and they are laid out in 
~ a fashion similar to the SLS. Meanwhile, 
the dashboard fascia draws inspiration 
from the S and creates a snug wraparound 
effect for the driver. I was amazed at how 
the elegant dashboard of the S -Class can 
look so sinister and sporty in the S 63 AMG 
coupe by simply changing the colours and 
textures of the fascia. The AMG GT takes 
that to a whole new level. The lacquered 
carbon fibre bits gel superbly with the 
satin finish of the metal inserts. The subtle 
inclusion of Alcantara adds more class. 
I did not like the lighter shade of leather 
upholstery that was used in our tester as it 
was already soiled. But the upholstery can 
be customised and I would select the black 
Nappa instead with yellow stitching. 

The sportily-bolstered seats fit quite 
well, but adjustable or active bolstering 
could have been more welcome, especially 
given my waistline! The electrical 
adjustments for the seats are at the base 
unlike the Mercedes -typical placement 
on the door. No matter what your seating 
position, the gear selector can be a tad 
difficult to reach as it is set quite far 
backward. It isn’t a big deal when you 
have to make gear selections only a couple 
of times on your drive, but can get quite 
cumbersome in tight parking spots or 
while making three-point manoeuvres. 
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you will, the cabin of the GT is one of the 
most roomy and plush designs you will 
come across in this segment. 

Behind the seats is the gearbox unit and 
the rear axle. Its compact construction 
allows a hatchback-equivalent boot that 
can take an entire golf kit or a weekend’s 
worth of luggage. At the front, the engine 
sits rather close to the ground, thanks to its 
dry sump that does away with the oil pan. 
Its low-set mounting drops the centre of 
gravity to lend the GT with better ground- 
hugging characteristics. And it works! A 
hump in our regular testing road, which I 
generally take at less than Sokmph to avoid 
unsettling the car, seemed harmless to the 
GT even at triple digit speeds. 

Overall, the AMG GT is a car that you 
can connect with in just a few minutes 
behind the wheel. Having said that, it is not 
as easy a car to drive everyday as a Porsche. 
It’s meant for special occasions, like when 
you’d like to wake the neighborhood! 
Its bright and blazing hot, and not just 
because our test car came in that shade of 
yellow. I think the AMG GT is so lively, it 
deserves a name. ‘GT’ sounds like a mere 
classification. I would call it Solaris. A drop 
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JAZZ l-DTEC vs ELITE 120 CRDI vs BALENO DDIS 




This means WAR! 

The Indian market has warmed up to the concept of a premium hatchback 
and Maruti wants to go straight to the top with the brand new Baleno 



Words RIshaad Mody Photography Ishaan Bhatalya 



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N o one understands the appeal of a large and 

luxurious hatchback better than the average big 
city dweller. There’s just no space on our roads and 
driving a big car seems a daunting and unpleasant 
task in the urban jungle. That’s where the premium 
hatch steps in, offering all the luxury and toys from more expensive 
cars with a city-friendly form factor while still being large enough 
for a small family. We’ve lined up three cars here that offer exactly 
that recipe of convenience, practicality and luxury, each at the ^lo 
lakh price point. The Elite iio has been dominating the segment for 
a while but Honda’s Jazz has been selling well while the brand new 
Baleno aims straight at the Hyundai’s crown. 



DESIGN AND STYLE 

The Baleno has a striking design, I see a bit of Mercedes in there 
(SLS-inspired headlamps and a swoopy A-Class-like boot). This is 
the only car to offer projector headlamps and they have a strong 
throw of light while the daytime running lamps are an eye-catching 
touch. There’s a lovely flow to the window line along the side and 
the rear looks rather sporty. The only eyesore to me is the chrome 
finish on the tiny lip spoiler on the boot. This is otherwise a very 
handsome design that grows on you considerably. The windows 
on the top model get a tint that works well but tends to attract cops 
who assume it’s an illegal aftermarket addition. The dashboard 
layout follows Maruti’s new liquid flow theme seen on the outside 



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and seems inspired by the grille. It’s simple but well executed and is 
dominated by a big central touchscreen which now supports Apple 
CarPlay. Android Auto support is planned for the near future. This 
is the only car to feature an auto -dimming inside rearview mirror, a 
very useful feature. The instrument cluster gets a full-colour readout 
for the multi-information display. It looks rich and even has a 
separate menu for torque and power outputs aside from the regular 
fuel consumption, trip and driving time data. 

The Baleno has a very spacious cabin. It has the widest rear 
seat and very generous kneeroom. The sloping roofline eats into 
headroom a bit but anyone below six feet should be comfortable. 
Rear passengers have access to a charging point but there is no AC 
vent. The 339-litre boot is large but deep and not as easy to load as 
the Honda’s. Overall quality feels good and the Baleno feels more 
premium than the Ciaz. 

The Jazz is the more youthful, extroverted design here, especially 
in a bright colour. It has an aggressive face, strong character lines 
across the side and I really like what Honda has done with the tail 
lamps. The interiors are reminiscent of the City and are smartly 
executed with the top end variant getting a large touchscreen 
display which sits above a classy touchscreen panel for the aircon 
controls. The car we had for test was the second highest V variant 
which doesn’t get the large touchscreen or Jazz’s famed magic rear 
seats that offer a lot of flexibility to open up the rear loading space. 
However, the touchscreen unit is similar to the one in the Mobilio 
and feels aftermarket and not quite as crisp as we’d like. The smaller 
unit in the V grade offers more ways of viewing the rearview 





The Baleno dashboard looks simple 
but elegant and well built. The dials 
have a crisp colour MID display. It runs 
the well-known MultiJet diesel in 75PS 
guise. The 90PS version would have 
been nice but this motor gets the job 
done. The boot isn’t much smaller 
than the Jazz but is very deep and not 
as easy to load. It has nearly as much 
kneeroom as the Jazz but is wider. 
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camera, allowing you to zoom in or view a wide angle. No magic 
seats also means no 60:40 rear splitting seats. 

The Jazz is the most spacious car here, with the most rear knee 
room and a very large 354-litre boot that has a wide aperture, 
making it easy to load. It doesn’t have a rear AC vent or charging 
point or even a front armrest. Instead, the car is full of storage 
spaces and like the other two, it has spacious door pockets that 
can hold a i-litre water bottle. In typical Honda fashion, the seats 
feel flat and lack under-thigh support and I also found the front 
headrests are angled a little too far forward for comfort. The 
materials used in the cabin feel nice to the touch but our test car, 
which hadn’t run a lot of miles was rattling at a couple of places in 
the dashboard. You get accustomed to it, but this is a slightly less 
comfy and well-specced cabin. 

The Elite iio has been around for a while now but it still cuts 
a very chic and European shape. Inside, it’s the iio that feels 
the most premium. You’ll read the same thing with the Eon in 
the Renault Kwid comparo on page 80. Hyundai consistently 
manages to provide a level of quality with its materials that very 
few manufacturers can match at similar price points. The iio has 
some nice features like a cooled glovebox and rear aircon vents. 
In isolation, the iio has a reasonably spacious cabin, but it is 
simply outdone by the other two in rear seat space and comfort. 
Even the boot is a considerably smaller 285 litres. I have another 



grouse with the top end Asta(O) trim here. This car gets the new 
touchscreen infotainment system which works fairly well. The 
issue is that since it displays feed from the rearview camera, the 
company has dropped the electrochromatic rearview mirror 
which used to do the same job. That makes the day/night function 
manually adjustable while the lower Asta trim and even the top 
Grand iio and Xcent models get an auto-dimming function. Quite 
regressive that. 

ENGINES AND PERFORMANCE 

On paper, this is where the Baleno slips - the same old Multijet 
workhorse with just five gears and not even the 90PS version. This 
engine is starting to feel its age and can sound rough and loud in 
some cars. The good news is that the Baleno has some of the best 
noise insulation we have experienced in a Maruti product and NVH 
levels aren’t the problem I anticipated. Mainly, however, the question 
arises whether 75PS is good enough value in a ?io lakh hatchback. 
Let’s consider the numbers - a 13.2s run to lookmph makes it 0.7s 
and 1.8s slower than the Hyundai and the Honda, respectively. That’s 
not a very large gap and it’s mainly down to the brilliant engineering 
that has gone into the platform. The fully specced diesel Baleno 
weighs just 985kg, 100kg less than the Swift. Adding lightness’ as 
Colin Chapman so fondly called it is the biggest favour you can do 
to an automobile. It’s why the Baleno isn’t far off on performance 



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and also why it offers a very commendable iS./kmpl. At town 
speeds, the Baleno is a very easy car to pilot, feeling tractable and 
always having enough grunt on hand. On the highway, it pulls 
convincingly to i4okmph but beyond that, it starts to drop back. 

A sixth gear would have been nice to keep engine speeds lower on 
the highway but the five speeder offers clean, precise throws and 
well spread ratios. All told, the Baleno cannot match the Jazz’s sheer 
punch but it offers adequate performance that doesn’t leave you 
feeling shortchanged. 

The Jazz on the other hand has a very potent engine. The 
1.5-litre engine that debuted in the Amaze was renowned for its 
torque delivery and this one doesn’t disappoint. In fact, the six- 
speed gearbox matches it better and Honda has improved power 
delivery as well. Where the old engine used to explode into life at 
2,ooorpm, the new one feels more linear with a stronger bottom 
end. The 4,ooorpm redline still feels too low but the crisp gear 
throw means you’ll enjoy changing gears. Predictably, the Jazz was 
the quickest, taking a brisk 11.4 seconds to lookmph while its top 
speed of i/okmph is a smidge higher than the Baleno and identical 
to the Hyundai. The Honda engine also proves to be very efficient 
thanks to the strong bottom end torque which reduces the need for 
downshifts. Its overall efficiency figure of ip.Skmpl is very impres- 
sive. However, regardless of the figures, the Jazz is let down by its 
gruff and loud engine note that is apparent at all speeds. It is less 



refined than the Hyundai and the Maruti, despite the significantly 
improved NVH levels over the Brio family 

Where the Jazz falters, the Hyundai shines. The Koreans make 
some of the most refined small diesel engines in the market today. 
The 1.4-litre motor in the iio is quiet enough to pass off as an engine 
from a much more expensive German luxury car. It’s smooth and 
surprisingly rev happy. Rowing through the ultra light and slick six- 
speed gearbox, we managed a 12.5 run to lookmph which is right 
in between the two. The downside with this 'mala! nature as Halley 
puts it is that the engine lacks bottom end grunt - ironic, given that 
the i20 produces the most torque on paper. It likes being revved 
and feels weak at low revs, probably why it is the least efficient at 
iSkmpl. I really enjoyed the i20 on the highway because its cabin 
stays quiet at high speeds but I’d rather be in the torquier-feeling 
Baleno or Jazz in city traffic. 

RIDE AND HANDLING 

Maruti hasn’t given us an exciting handler since the 2011 Swift. 

With the lightweight new Baleno platform, I was hoping we’d 
have another firecracker but the company appears to have saved 
that for the upcoming 2017 Swift. The Baleno has been tuned for 
comfort and has a plush and absorptive ride quality. It feels better 
set-up than the Ciaz but when you start to get on it in the corners, 
the Baleno feels soft and begins to understeer. The steering on the 



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car is fairly direct and feels a little heavier than the other two, but 
in a good way. It gives the driver some feedback but doesn’t feel 
unnecessarily heavy in traffic. I was impressed with the Baleno’s 
straightline stability - it feels planted at speeds and in no way comes 
across as light or flighty. Road and wind noise is well insulated from 
the cabin, better so than the Jazz. A driver’s car this is not but it is 
refined, comfortable and reasonably capable. 

The Jazz follows in a similar fashion to the Baleno. It has 
good ride quality and its main intention is to keep its passengers 
comfortable. You get the sense that the Jazz has a more capable 
chassis than the Baleno but its smaller 175-section 15-inch Michelin 
Energy tyres are designed for low rolling resistance and better 
mileage. The result is a car that begins to squeal and understeer in 
the corners as you approach the limit. Upgrade the tyres and the 
Jazz should be a considerably better handler, perhaps at the cost of 
some fuel efficiency. The Jazz isn’t an exceptional driver’s car, just 
like the Baleno, but it’s not as comfortable because of the road and 
wind noise that tends to seep in at speeds. Still, it’s a very big step 
ahead from the loud cabins in the Brio family. 

It sounds almost strange to say this but the Hyundai is the most 
dynamic car here. The iio chassis is set up a little stiffer than the 
other two but the small sacrifice made in ride comfort is offset by 
the gains on a winding road. The iio hugs the road much more 
resolutely, it has much less body roll and despite the fact that it 
runs the same sized Apollo Alnac tyres as the Baleno, it is much 
more resistant to understeer. The difference is in the way the chassis 



The Elite i20 has the best looking and 
highest quality interior. Hyundai’s 
1.4-litre diesel is highly refined and 
quite rev happy, but it doesn’t have 
the same bottom end tractability. 

The boot is considerably smaller in 
comparison but easily accessible and 
with no suspension tower intrusions. 
Decently space at the rear but the 
i20 is outsized in this company. Rear 
aircon vent is a nice touch 






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JAZZ l-DTEC vs ELITE 120 CRDI vs BALENO DDIS 






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ROAD TEST NO. 

1576-1578 



Hyundai Elite 
i20 Asta (0) 



Honda 
Jazz V 



Maruti Suzuki 
Baleno Alpha 



ELITE 120 CRDI vs JAZZ I-DTEC vs BALENO DDIS 



Type Inline four-cylinder, turbodiesel Inline four-cylinder, turbodiesel Inline four-cylinder, turbodiesel 

Engine capacity(cc) 1,396 1,498 1,248 

Valvetrain DOHC DOHC DOHC 

Max power 90PS@4,000rpm 100PS@3,600rpm 75PS@4,000rpm 

Max torque 220Nm@l,500-2,750rpm 200Nm@l,750rpm 190Nm@2,000rpm 



UNDERPINNINGS 



Suspension (F) 

Suspension (R) 
Brakes (Front/Rear) 
Tyres 



MacPherson strut with 
coil springs 



Disc/drum 
195/55 R16 



MacPherson strut with 
coil springs 



Disc/drum 
175/55 R15 



MacPherson strut with 
coil springs 



Disc/drum 
195/55 R16 



PERFORMANCE 



O-lOOkmph 
Top speed 



12.5s 

170kmph 



11.4s 

170kmph 



13.2s 

168kmph 



FUEL EFFICIENCY 



1 

Highway(kmpl) 


25.6 


26.8 


1 

27A 


City(kmpl) 


15.4 


17.4 


15.8 


Overall (kmpi) 


18 


19.8 


18.7 


GENERAL DATA 


LxWxH(mm) 


3,985x1,734x1,505 


3955x1,694x1,544 


3,995x1,745x1,500 


Wheelbase(mm) 


2,570 


2,530 


2,520 


PRICE (ON-ROAD 
MUMBAI) 


n0.19 lakh 


?9.83 lakh 


?9.88 lakh 



has been set up. However, what holds this back from being a real 
driver’s car is the perennial Hyundai stumbling block - light and 
lifeless steering. It’s a big step ahead from the older Hyundais and 
feels reasonable in isolation. But compared with the other two 
electrically assisted systems, the iio’s steering feels like a Playstation 
controller on the limit and offers next to no feedback. That and the 
super slick gearbox take getting used to and detract from what is 
otherwise a surprisingly involving driving experience. 

CONCLUSION 

Choosing between these cars is quite difficult. They’re closely 
matched and you could walk into any of the three showrooms and 
drive out a happy owner. All three are well-specced with features 
like ABS and twin airbags, climate control, touchscreen entertain- 
ment and even navigation but some are better than others in certain 
areas. In the quest for a conclusive end to this comparison, we shall 
start with the Jazz. The Honda appeals with its spacious cabin and 
powerful motor. It’s the choice here if cabin and luggage space is 
your absolute priority and its funky design will charm the younger 
demographic. But the Honda loses out in terms of refinement and it 
has the least features. Also, at ^10.42 lakh (all prices on-road Mum- 
bai), the top end Jazz with magic seats and the large infotainment 
screen is nearly ^50,000 more than the Baleno, a premium it can’t 
justify other than the fact that it is a Honda. The lower V variant we 



have is priced on par with the top end Baleno. 

Then we come to the ^10.19 lakh Elite iio. I’m a fan of the 
Hyundai’s super smooth engine and excellent NVH characteristics. 

It is well specced with features like a twin rear AC vent, a cooled 
glovebox and auto headlamps but it loses out on cabin space and 
boot volume. The driving experience is polarising, some may love 
the handling edge but others may not be able to come to grips with 
the steering feel. It’s a very nice car but simply doesn’t offer the best 
value any more. 

Finally, the Baleno. I thought the engine would be a deal breaker 
but after having spent a week with the car. I’m confident the 
Baleno can carry itself well in this company. It scores with a very 
spacious cabin which is very nearly on par with the Jazz. What 
started with the S -Cross now continues with the Baleno - Maruti 
is giving you the richest feature set in the segment. The Baleno is 
the only one here with height adjustable seatbelts and has ABS and 
airbags standard across the range, which is a huge plus point. It 
also gets those excellent automatic projector headlamps and a crisp 
full-colour multi information display as well as the touchscreen 
infotainment display that supports Apple CarPlay. And then 
there’s those unique, head turning looks. Most of all, Maruti has 
learnt from the S-Cross and the ^9.88 lakh Baleno presents a Nexa 
experience that doesn’t cost an unreasonable amount of money. The 
Baleno is our new king of the premium hatch segment. H 3 



DEC 2015 OVERDRIVE 107 













Special Feature 




M umbai. It's widely gaining repute as the city that 

never sleeps. And as with any city that never sleeps, 
the night owls need places to hang out. And it 
cannot just be any other regular place. Music, food, 
drinks and good company. This is the combination that they 
look for. And in Mumbai, there is no dearth of these. 

Take the Hard Rock Cafe for example. With branches in 
almost every corner of the world, it is also one of the brands 
that has the largest global presence. It is the kind of place that 
has its roots firmly planted in the rich history of music. Of late, 
it has become the place to get your dose of great food and 



great music in an ambience that is unmatched. And with 
a legacy spanning decades, the Hard Rock Cafe is one of 
the most recognisable brands in the world. Much like the 
three-pointed star. 

Mercedes-Benz have been at the cutting edge of automotive 
technology for almost as long as the automobile industry has 
been alive. Year after year, they have maintained and even 
outdone their tradition of manufacturing flawless feats of 
engineering. From Karl Benz's first petrol car to making the best 
car in the world - the S-Class - Mercedes-Benz have proven to 
be the best there is when it comes to automotive engineering. 



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One of their nnost recent creations is the lovely CLA. With 
the Cl-A, they created their first front-wheel driven sedan and 
proved that they are not a company that shies away from 
taking risks. 

With a design that makes heads turn everywhere it goes 
and a cabin packed to the hilt with the best features, it is one 
of the best premium compact sedans in the market today. It is 
the perfect mix of good looks and performance, making it the 
ideal car for the denizens of the dark to hit the town with. So if 
you're about to set the night alight, you know what you need 
to be driving. Just remember to drink responsibly. 






DATSUN GO T vs EON 1.0 MAGNA+ vs ALTO KIO AT vs KWID RXT (O) 





KwicTs pl^ 

The small car segment just got a little more crowded. Time to thin the herd... 

Words Ashok George Photography Ishaan Bhatalya 




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DATSUN GO T vs EON 1.0 MAGNA+ vs ALTO KIO AT vs KWID RXT (O) 



C ome on, admit it. The moment you saw the Kwid 
being launched, you knew that a comparo was 
inevitable. Every day since the launch, we have 
been bombarded by queries about how the Kwid 
stacks up against its closest rivals. Of course, 
since we love our readers so much, we decided to go and find 
out. But hold on. The competitors in this test aren’t exactly the 
round pegs for round holes that you might expect. We chose 
the Hyundai Eon (i.o-litre), Maruti Suzuki Alto Kio AT and the 
Datsun Go for this slugfest. Our premise was this - with the 
all-new design and the amount of features that the Kwid packs 
in, it is punching above its weight. So the question becomes 
whether it is worth spending almost ^50,000 more for some 
extra displacement and an AMT (in the Alto). Let’s find out. . . 




DESIGN AND STYLING 



There are no two ways about this. At first glance, the Kwid is 
the best looking car from among the four. It looks aggressive 
and bold contrary to the conventional cute ensemble the 
others wear. All the other cars now look a little dated. Mind 
you, they aren’t bad looking cars. It’s just that they’ve been 
around so long that we’ve gotten bored of seeing them. 
Except for the Datsun Go. If you ask me, the car has always 
looked like a mouse and it still does. This is not to say that 
the Kwid is without faults. For all its bulky haunches and 
rugged looks, there is one place where all the toughness falls 
flat - the wheels. The skinny tyres on those small wheels look 
completely disproportionate to the rest of the car. Also, when 
you start looking at the Kwid closely, you notice the reasons 
for that low price. There is a lot of cost cutting that has gone 
into it. The black side cladding, for example, is not actual 
plastic. Instead, it is a black sticker. The Alto on the other 
hand has never had this issue of feeling cheap. The problem 
with the Alto always was and still is that it looks a bit too 
boxy for my liking. Finally, the Eon. While it has become a bit 





The Kwid interior looks the nicest of the lot, but the lack of durability lets it down. It offers sufficient 
room for rear passengers, but isn’t as much the Go. With 54PS and 72Nm, the 799cc engine is the 
smallest and least powerful here. The segment-first touchscreen infotainment system is the same 
one seen in the Duster and Lodgy 




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The Go offers the most kneeroom and headroom in this comparison, but that certainly doesn’t 
help you forget about the extremely sketchy cabin. The interior feels very half done, and is 
definitely the worst of the lot. Although the biggest engine here, the short gear ratios sap the 
power out at higher speeds 



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too familiar over the years, it is still a smart looking car. The 
quality of materials is good and doesn’t seem cheap at all. 

This quality is carried over to the insides of the Eon as well. 
The cabin is smartly designed and it is a pleasant place to be in. 
The materials are sturdy and they don’t feel like they will break 
if you use a strong hand. The Alto too feels quite sturdily built. 
It might not be as nice looking as the Eon, but it has everything 
you will need. The Kwid has one of the nicest interiors of the 
lot. It has a compact steering wheel and the most high-end 
infotainment system among all the cars. The one problem that 
it has is that the materials aren’t all that durable. The aircon 
vents are quite fidgety and sometimes don’t open or close. The 
top glove box has a latch that doesn’t close very well and in the 
process of getting it to shut, we even managed to break it. But 
all this fades in comparison to the barren desert that is the Go’s 
interior. I’ve really not understood why the Datsun’s interiors 
are such rubbish. And now with the arrival of the Kwid, this is 
even more obvious. The bench seat at the front reminds of an 
old Fiat taxi and the on-dash handbrake lever just makes the 
entire cabin feel more like an old Qualis. It also irritatingly digs 
into your left knee. 

Even when you consider the Go being the most spacious 
for the rear passengers, the cabin still disappoints. The Alto 
is the worst off for the rear passengers. The Kwid isn’t all that 
bad, but the Eon and Go are much better off. 

When you put all of this together, it is the Renault and the 
Hyundai that stand head to head at the top, followed by the 
Alto with the Go trailing far behind. 

ENGINES AND PERFORMANCE 

In terms of sheer numbers, the Kwid has the biggest handicap 
here. While the other cars have at least a 998CC engine, the 
little Renault only gets a 799CC, three-cylinder motor that 
makes 54PS and yiNm of torque. In comparison, the Alto’s 





Although the AMT does take the fun out of the Maruti’s engine, it’s certainly a boon in the city. The 
interior is not as well designed as the Eon, it has all the essentials with a sturdy build. The Alto offers the 
worst rear passenger space, with very hardly any kneeroom. The manual Alto KIO is actually a pretty 
quick car, but the AMT really bogs the car down 



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998cc motor makes 68PS and 9oNm while the Eon’s 99800 
engine makes 68PS and 94Nm. The Go, though, is in a league 
of its own with an 119800 motor that makes 67PS and io4Nm 
of torque. However, despite this advantage in displaoement, the 
Go is still unable to outrun the Eon in the sprint to lookmph. 
The Datsun does it in 13.4 seoonds while the Eon does it in 13.2 
seoonds. The 20000 that is missing from the Kwid makes it 
oapable of only 16.4 seoonds to 100 kmph. Meanwhile, thanks to 
the slow shifting AMT, the Alto oan only do 15.5 seoonds. 

A lot of the way these oars behave under hard aooeleration 
has to do with their gearing. The Go should, theoretioally, be 
the quiokest of the lot. But thanks to the really short gearing, 
the oar gains speed quiokly from standstill, but loses steam onoe 
it orosses around 8okmph. This also means that out on the 
highways, the Go feels out of breath. The engine also isn’t very 
well isolated from the oabin. This means that at high speeds, the 
oabin oan get rather loud. The Eon on the other hand is so well 
geared that there is strong aooeleration in all the gears. It doesn’t 
strain to hold highway speeds and while initial aooeleration 
is slightly lesser than the Go, it starts gaining velooity very 
quiokly onoe it gets moving. With the additional 20000 that 
the Eon gains over its 80000 sibling, it also gets an advantage 
- refinement. In oomparison to the smaller motor, the 1.0-litre 
engine feels a lot more at peaoe despite being a three-oylinder. 

The Alto Kio is inherently a pretty quiok oar. But the AMT is 
aimed at delivering oonvenienoe while driving in the oity rather 
than outright performanoe. This means that it isn’t exaotly the 
most exoiting oar to drive fast. It loses out on aooeleration thanks 
to the exoruoiatingly long shifting delays. The engine is also 
really whiny at high speeds. But all that aside, there is just no 
denying the sheer oonvenienoe of an automatio in the oity. 



Then there’s the Kwid. In the oompany of these larger engines, 
the Kwid’s motor is just not able to keep up. When you step out of 
any of the other three oars and step into the Kwid, you will immedi- 
ately notioe the laok of punoh. This is not a oar that you want to take 
to the drag strip with the rest of this lot. Everytime we launohed the 
oars together, the Kwid just got left behind in the dust. 

However, there is one advantage that the smaller engine has 
over the rest of the oars - effioienoy. The Kwid redeems itself as 
the most effioient of all the oars in this test, with an overall fuel 
eoonomy of i9.4kmpl. The Datsun Go is next with an overall 
figure of i8.4kmpl. Alto Kio oomes third with its i7.3kmpl while 
the Hyundai Eon oame last with i6.9kmpl. However, we notioed 
that the Go’s effioienoy tends to drop a lot faster than the others 
when you piok up the paoe 

RIDE AND HANDLING 

All the oars here are built the same way. They are all steel 
monoooques with a MaoPherson strut setup in front and a 
torsion beam with ooil springs at the rear. But the way eaoh of the 
oars is set up is a bit different. The oommon faotor in most oars 
in this segment is that they all feel super light and flimsy. They all 
seem like they are always on the edge of traotion and have EPS 
systems that have been engineered to reduoe driving fatigue in 
the oity. This means that all of them are light steering, zero effort 
oars. But when you look at them olosely, differenoes do emerge. 

In terms of stiffness, the four oars are similar to eaoh other. 
They are all sprung towards the softer side of the speotrum. The 
Kwid, though, is the worst of the lot. It is so softly sprung that 
it orashes through everything in sight. The steering is so light 
that you need the hands of a surgeon to make preoise steering 
inputs. The same goes for the Go, only you oan add blooks of 



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wood instead of tyres to the mix. On the flipside, thanks to the 
super light steering, these cars do have distinct advantage over 
the Eon and the Kio in the city. However, seeing how much of an 
issue this light steering can be at higher speeds, the advantage is 
quickly negated. 

The Alto and the Eon on the other hand have a heavier 
steering feel, which helps with high-speed stability. And if I had 
to choose, rd even say that from among the two, the Eon has the 
better overall package of ride and handling. 

Between the Alto and the Eon, the Hyundai feels a bit better 
damped. It doesn’t feel as crashy as the Alto. The Alto is a huge 
improvement over the Renault and Datsun, but the Eon is just 
a little better. The steering doesn’t dance around as much and 
while it does feel dead, it never feels like a threat. The ride quality 
is refined and it handles bad roads with a lot more elegance. The 
Alto, while it doesn’t transfer all the shocks and bumps to the 
occupants, lacks the peace and quiet the Eon offers. 

VERDICT 

Let’s look at the cars one by one. First, the Renault Kwid. From 
the outside it looks bloody brilliant. But the closer you look at 
it, the more flaws you will see. And the same goes for the inside. 
The cabin looks great, but build quality isn’t and the refinement is 
pretty rubbish. The engine is very efficient but it isn’t very quick. In 
fact the only things exciting about the car apart from the looks are 
the navigation and infotainment system and the optional airbag. 
Fully loaded, it costs ^q.silakh (on-road, Mumbai). 

Now, the Datsun Go. It has rubbish interiors and I’m quite 
surprised it even has an AC. It is a cheap car, but unlike every 
other cheap car, it doesn’t try to hide it. And that’s a shame. The 
exhaust, though, makes a fantastic noise and as long as you’re 



not going very fast it is a lot of fun to drive. Where it scores over 
every other car here, though, is in terms of space. Being based on 
the Micra platform, it is the most spacious car here. And with the 
biggest engine of the lot, it is mighty quick too. Which explains 
why it’s so popular in the hills. The Go too gets an optional 
airbag, but its biggest flaw is that it is not a pleasant car to be in. 
With the airbags, it will cost you ^5.iolakh (on-road, Mumbai). 

The Maruti Suzuki Alto Kio is one of the highest selling cars 
from among the four. It has a powerful enough engine and even 
gets an AMT. For driving around in the city, this car is perfect. 
There are only a few drawbacks for the Kio - the boxy looks and 
the lack of space. The interiors aren’t that great either. However, 
when you opt for an AMT, what you lose in the process is the 
option for an airbag. Maruti doesn’t equip the car with an airbag in 
the VXi AMT trim, a really bad move. That said, it can be yours for 
^q.pilakh (on-road, Mumbai). 

Finally, the Hyundai Eon i.o. It looks great and it’s got all the 
bells and whistles that any of the other cars have. It gets a good 
looking design that still looks pretty, handsome interiors that 
don’t fall apart, the quickest engine in the class, ride quality that 
is better than the rest, a steering that inspires confidence and 
excellent build quality - surprising for a Hyundai no? The car is 
also backed up by relatively low running costs and good service 
support. The only thing the Eon lacks is fuel efficiency. Then 
again, i6.9kmpl is bad only relatively. But the real cincher is that 
at ^5.i3lakh (on-road, Mumbai), the Eon is only ^3,000 more 
than the Go and ^22,000 more than the Alto Kio (which doesn’t 
get an airbag, mind you). What I’m trying to say is, if I were to 
spend my money on an entry level car from among the four 
here, there is no need to guess which one I would choose. The 
Hyundai just makes so much sense overall. E3 





1 Datsun 


Hyunda 


Maruti Suzuki 


Renault 


■ Got 


Eon 1.0 Magna+ 


Alto KIO Vxi AMT 


Kwid RXT (0) 






★★★★☆ 





ROAD TEST NO. 

1579-1582 



DATSUN GO T VS EON 1.0 MAGNA+ VS ALTO KIO AT VS KWID RXT (O) 



Type 

Engine capacity(cc) 
Valvetrain 
Max power 
Max torque 



UNDERPINNINGS 



Suspension (F) 
Suspension (R) 
Brakes (Front/Rear) 
Tyres 



PERFORMANCE 



O-lOOkmph 
Top speed 



FUEL EFFICIENCY 



Highway(kmpl) 

City(kmpl) 

Overall(kmpl) 



GENERAL DATA 



LxWxH(mm) 

Wheelbase(mm) 



Inline 3-cylinder petrol 

1,198 

DOHC 

67PS@5,000rpm 

104Nm@4,000rpm 

MacPherson strut 
Torsion beam 
Disc/ Drum 
155/70 R13 

!■ 

13.4s 

158kmph 

!■ 

20.7 

17.6 
18.4 

!■ 

3,785x1,635x1,485 

2,450 



Inline 3-cylinder petrol 

998 

DOHC 

69PS@5,000rpm 

94Nm@3,500rpm 

MacPherson strut 
Torsion beam 
Disc/ Drum 
155/70 R13 

13.2s 
139kmph 

23.2 

14.8 

16.9 

3,515x1,500x1,510 
2,380 



inline 3-cylinder petrol 

998 

DOHC 

68PS@6,000rpm 

90Nm@6,500rpm 

MacPherson strut 
Torsion beam 
Disc/ Drum 
155/65 R13 



15.5s 

156kmph 

21.8 
15.8 
17.3 



3,545x1,490x1,475 

2,360 



Inline 3-cylinder petrol 

799 

DOHC 

54PS@5,678rpm 

72Nm@4,386rpm 

MacPherson strut 
Torsion beam 
Disc/ Drum 
155/80 R13 

16.4s 
131kmph 

26.2 
17.1 
19.4 

3,679x1,579x1,478 
2,422 



PRICE (ON ROAD-MUMBAI) ?5.1 lakh 




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FORD FIGO vs HYUNDAI GRAND ilO 






Aspire is a roomy cabin with a comfortable 
rear bench, though the rising shoulder line 
means smaller windows. The powerful 1.5 
diesel is the hero in this package. Interiors are 
nice and we’ll laid out. 



T he old Figo was a great car, 
loved very much by enthusi- 
asts for its great handling but 
it just didn’t manage to spark 
the same enthusiasm from the 
masses. The Figo now returns with an all-new 
car and a new engine tune that is all set to light 
up the market again. We pitched it against the 
Hyundai Grand ho - one of the best rounded 



products on the market and the winner of our 
last shootout in this segment. 

DESIGN AND SPACE 

The Figo is quite the looker and that large 
air dam up front and strong straight rising 
shoulder line give the impression that it’s 
been built for speed and performance. In 
its company the angular fluidic lines of the 
Grand iio seem to soften a little. Not that the 
grand isn’t a looker in its own right, it’s just 
that the Figo looks far more imposing. They 
both sport looks that should appeal differ- 
ently to buyers but I find myself gravitating 
to the more aggressive looking Aspire. 

On the inside the Figo is very Ford and 
people familiar with the Eco Sport will feel 
quite at home in this cabin. The interiors 
are plush with a mix of hard and soft touch 
plastics that do somewhat break the monot- 
ony of the all-black interiors. There is lots of 
space on offer with a lot of room in the rear 
for passengers, even with large people sit- 
ting in the front. And overall the cabin does 
feel quite airy for a family hatchback. The 
Grand ho cabin sports a two tone beige and 
black interior and has a similar amount of 
space on offer for four full sized occupants. 



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And even though on the outside it looks the 
more compact of the two, from the seating 
pictures you’ll notice that I have just as much 
knee room in both. 

They are pretty even on features with 
equally long lists. The Hyundai comes with 
rear parking sensors, rear air con vents and 
a simpler infotainment system. The Figo on 
the other hand also impresses with 6 airbags. 
Sync voice activated infotainment system 
and clever MyKey safety features. The Grand 
ho does have a better layout of storage spaces 
with bottle holders in all four doors (missing 
in the rear doors of the Figo) as well as the 
rear air con vents. For me the interiors of the 
Hyundai are a little better looking with just 
as much space as the Ford and are my choice 
for travelling space with the added conve- 
nience of the rear air con vents. 

PERFORMANCE AND 
EFFICIENCY 

With a handicap of 29PS, 55Nm and one cyl- 
inder less, the Hyundai was never going to 
have any chance in pedal to the metal situ- 
ations. And the Figo absolutely creams it in 
our performance tests but does that really 
matter in the real world? While the differ- 



ence in numbers is large the way the two 
engines behave is what is telling in this tale. 
The Ford is clearly the better power plant 
with much more power and torque from the 
1.5-litre four cylinder engine. It’s linear too 
and so there is no sudden surge of torque at 
a set RPM, something common with smaller 
turbo diesels with high outputs. That said 
the Hyundai engine is not bad at all. For a 



Hyundai interiors are just a little bit better than 
the Figo with thoughtfully placed storage and just 
as much space Just as much knee room in what 
appears to be the smaller package. The 1.1, three 
cylinder, diesel is refined and efficient. 



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FORD FIGO vs HYUNDAI GRAND ilO 



three cylinder power plant it’s refinement 
is quite exceptional. And it’s more than suf- 
ficient for the job at hand. It was also built 
with efficiency and durability in mind. With 
i9.3kmpl in the city and iq.ikmpl on the 
highway it certainly is efficiently and the 
number of hard kilometres we put on our 
long term car was a testament to its durabil- 
ity. But in our efficiency tests the Figo pulled 
another rabbit out of the hat and despite the 
superior power it also managed better effi- 
ciency numbers than the i.i-litre, three cyl- 
inder Hyundai. City figures of i9.57kmpl and 
highway figures of 26.7kmpl means that it’s 
clearly the winner in this segment. 

HANDLING AND RIDE QUALITY 

The all-new Ford platform is lightweight but 
has sadly dialled out some of that delight- 
ful feel that the Figo was known for. A large 
part of that loss in feel is down to the new 
electronic steering. There is a good weighty 
feel to it and this does increase as speeds rise 
but it has lost a lot of the communication 
with the front wheels. It’s a lot better than 
the Hyundai’s though, which is just too light 
for me. The Figo also goes around corners 
faster than the Hyundai and will a lot less 



roll though the Hyundai is more comfort- 
able over bumps and potholes. One aspect 
that both the cars excel in is sound insula- 
tion and both cabins are very quiet places 
with no diesel drone and a lot of road and 
wind noise is effectively drowned out, mak- 
ing them both stress free on long drives. So 
both cars are very comfortable and ride rea- 
sonable well for family hatches but it’s the 
slightly more agile Ford that I would pick 
out of the two. 

CONCLUSION 

The Hyundai Grand iio made a big splash 
in the market with its impressive list of fea- 
tures, efficient small diesel engine and fluidic 
looks. The Ford Figo somewhat manages 
to swim with the Hyundai in terms of its 
own features list and upmarket interiors but 
blows it away with its 1.5 TDCi engine. The 
big factor though is the price and the Figo in 
its top Titanium + trip is 66,000 dearer on 
the showroom floor and you can expect that 
to swell to just over a lakh once taxes and in- 
surance are added on. If you can overcome 
this hurdle then the Figo is the better car but 
the Hyundai still makes a case for itself as a 
great value proposition.H 3 



ROAD TEST NO. 

1583-1584 


1 Ford Figo 

1 Titanium■^ 

1 ★★★★iF 


Hyundai Grand 
ilO Asta (0) 

★★★★☆ 


FORD FIGO vs HYUNDAI GRAND ilO I 


ENGINE 


Type 


Inline four, turbo diese 


1 Inline three, turbo diesel 


Engine capacity(cc) 


1,498 


1,120 


Valvetrain 


DOHC 


DOHC 


Max power 


100PS@3,700rpm 


71PS@4,000rpm 


Max torque 


215Nm@l,750-3,000rpm 160Nm@l,500-2,750rpm 


UNDERPINNINGS | 


Suspension (F) 


MacPherson strut 


MacPherson strut 


Suspension (R) 


Semi independent 


Torsion beam 


Brakes (Front/Rear) 


Disc/ drum 


Disc/ drum 


Tyres 


175/65 R14 


165/65 R14 


PERFORMANCE | 


O-lOOkmph 


10.5s 


15.3s 


Top speed 


178kmph 


156kmph 


FUEL EFFICIENCY | 


Highway(kmpl) 


26.7 


24.2 


City (kmpi) 


19.57 


19.3 


Overall (kmpi) 


21.29 


20.5 


GENERAL DATA | 


LxWxH(mm) 


3,886x1,695x1,525 


3,765x1,660x1,520 


Wheelbase(mm) 


2491 


2425 


PRICE 

(EX-MUMBAI) 


^.79 lakh 


^.07 lakh 



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Facts about saffron 

• Iran is the largest producer of the spice, accounting for 90 
per cent of the world’s saffron ! 

• Buddhist monks used to use the spice for dying their robes 
to give them the traditional orange colour 

• It takes approximately 80,000 flowers to produce one 
pound of saffron 

• In the Middle Ages, the punishment for saffron adulteration 
was death by burning at the stake 





We head to the northern frontier of 
Kashmir in search of the worid’s most 
expensive spice 




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DEC 2015 OVERDRIVE 127 









GOTHERE WITH DATSUN GO 








Dinesh Tiwari was the happy OVERDRIVE reader that joined us on our 
road trip to Kashnnir. The beautiful purple saffron flowers that contain 
just three red strands of saffron each. The signature Srinagar shikaras 
on a nnisty nnorning on the tranquil Dal Lake 

A t OVERDRIVE, we love our long drives and 
this month we’re taking another great one. 
This time around, we will drive nearly 900 
kilometres from the capital to Srinagar, J&K. 
The state’s moist, cold climate is ideal for 
cultivating saffron and India is the third largest producer of 
this costly spice. During our stay in the beautiful Himalayan 
valley, we’ll find out what makes this the most expensive 
condiment in the world. 

We’d be making the long journey to Kashmir in the 
delightful Datsun Go+ and though there would be just the 
two people making this trip, the extra space is handy for 
holding our luggage on the way there and our purchases on 
our way back, but more on that later. The trip goes off 
smoothly with the Datsun Go+ a delight out on the highway. 




SRINAGAR sTTba^ 



GULMARG 



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calmly munching miles. I break journey at Pathankot where I 
pick up Dinesh, the winner of the Datsun #GoThere 
competition for this month. Together we make the trip from 
Pathankot to Srinagar, J&K’s capital city and our base for the 
next two days. 

The first day we took in the sights and tastes around 
Srinagar starting with the customary shikara ride on the Dal 
Lake. It was a foggy morning, so pictures were out of the 
question but it was a nice, peaceful start to a cold morning. 
Lunch was at the renowned Ahdoos restaurant, famous for 
its traditional Kashmiri food. We decided to feast on the 
Tram/ Wazwan - a delicious combination meal that features 
a selection of all of the Kashmiri favourites. It’s a must try for 
your first visit to the city but don’t believe the waiter who 
will tell you it’s a meal fit for one person. I would seriously 
like to meet the person who could leave a clean plate with 
the amount that’s laid out in a regular serving. 

The next day, we headed south form Srinagar towards 
Pampore which is known as the Saffron Town of Kashmir. 



It’s a quaint little one road town, filled with stores selling 
saffron and dried fruits and is surrounded by fields of purple 
saffron flowers. This is the best place to buy saffron and 
dried fruits like apricots and walnuts at reasonable prices. 
We visited the fields as well to have a look at the beautiful 
purple saffron flowers. Each flower produces just three 
strands of the spice and this is the reason it’s so expensive. 

A whole field just produces just a few grams of saffron. A 
little further down the road from Pampore, we noticed rows 
and rows of Kashmiri willow shops on either side, each 
stocked with lines and lines of cricket bats. Strangely, 
neither of us turned out to be cricket fans so we were 
content to just drive past. 

We did, however, stop on the way back through Pampore 
and filled up the Go+ with kilos and kilos of walnuts for the 
folks back home along with a year’s supply of saffron. The 
return trip went just as smoothly as the rest of the holiday 
and we bid a sad farewell to the delightful winter cold that 
was just settling into the valley of Kashmir. E3 



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F ive minutes into a conversation 
with Captain Suresh Sharma 
and it becomes clear, the man is 
a relentless perfectionist. Before 
I know it, we’re discussing 
dedicated long handled tea spoons for pickle 
jars and how his overland truck has more 
household equipment on board than most 
folks have in their homes. Sewing kits, rubber 
bands, magnifying glasses, safety pins, cable 
ties, you name it and it’s probably on board the 
Taurus Overland Truck. The key, the Captain 
tells me, is that his guests should have an 
incredible experience. Something small, like 
a broken shoelace for example, shouldn’t ruin 
a trip to the wilderness. So naturally, there’s a 
good stock of laces on board too. 

At this point, I was really keen to take a 
look at the Captain’s creation but I had to hear 
the story behind it first. After retiring from the 
Army, Captain Sharma, who’s also an expert 
on snakes, worked with some big TV channels 
in the environment genre. He specialised in 
helping them film natural events that simply 
cannot be documented in the wild, like the 
laying of snake eggs and other such weird and 



fascinating things. But through all this. Captain 
Suresh had his heart set on overland adventure, 
a touring concept that’s very popular in Africa 
and Europe. But the idea of an overland truck, 
built for a group of people to travel and live in 
over long periods simply didn’t exist in India. 
Clearly, that wasn’t going to stop the man from 
making it happen. 

On March 31, 2012, after much research, 
Capt Sharma purchased an Richer 20.16 chassis 
to turn into a bespoke overland truck. He chose 
the Richer because it was the right size, had a 
reliable, smooth and relatively quiet engine and 
most importantly, a tight turning radius. Going 
by the date of purchase, he decided to name it 
Taurus and was assured by his local chassis 
builder that its external transformation would 
be complete in just 45 days. About two years 
later, Taurus was finally a reality. 

Being an avid photographer, the Captain 
knew the challenges that outdoor and travel 
photographers face trying to get to and stay at 
remote locations. Hauling all that equipment 
around, figuring modes of transportation, 
setting up a campsite - it all detracts from 
the experience. That was the key idea behind 



Taurus, to offer photographers the road 
trip of a lifetime, taking them into some of 
the most beautiful parts of the country like 
Ladakh in the summer and interior Rajasthan 
in the winter. All the transport and logistics 
would be taken care of, while allowing the 
photographers to focus on capturing the 
wilderness around them. 

The next day, I had the opportunity to get 
up close and personal with Taurus. It’s quite 
the intimidating sight in its stealth grey shade, 
a shout out to the Captain’s army connection. 
The vehicle is huge and has very little in 
resemblance with the Richer it was originally 
based on. Pully stocked with eight passengers, 
three crew members and its overkill of supplies, 
Taurus weighs in at about 13 tonnes. That’s well 
under the 20.16’s rated gross weight of 16 tonnes 
but the bodyshell was reinforced nevertheless to 
ensure that the tall body work stayed secure and 
more importantly, felt secure to the passengers. 

There’s so much happening with the 
Taurus that we’ll have to break it into sections, 
starting with the exteriors. Between the familiar 
headlamps is a spare tyre which gives the face 
a very rugged and purposeful look. There are 



132 OVERDRIVE DEC 2015 









auxiliary lamps mounted on the roof and even 
a set of simple cornering lamps that point at an 
angle on either side of the bumper and can be 
turned on from the cabin while on road bends, 
especially in mountains. The passenger section 
is designed with large, sliding glass windows 
to aid photography on the move. Below the 
windows, the Taurus looks like a reinforced 
bank vault thanks to all the decorative rivets 
along the body work but it’s the rear that is the 
business end of this truck. In a few minutes, 
with the unfastening of some bolts, the rear 
section turns into a kitchen, complete with a 
three burner stove and all manner of vessels, 
cutlery and ingredients. It takes a while to fully 
set up because everything is clamped down 
firmly to ensure things don’t break. 

While the captain was brewing a hot cup 
of coffee for us, I escaped the Ladakhi chill by 
climbing into the main cabin which is at such a 



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TAURUS OVERLAND TRUCK 







A simple foldable metal contraption that can 
be hammered into the earth holds a pipe. The 
on-board chemical toilet is reserved for lady 
travellers or inclement weather 





height you have to use a ladder to get in. Inside, 
I discovered that the roof wasn’t tall enough for 
6’i” me but there is enough space for the average 
Indian. The Captain says this was as tall as he 
could safely go. The plywood lined cabin has 
just eight reclining seats, very similar to the ones 
in a Volvo bus but with vastly more kneeroom. 
There is a wall of drawers near the entry and 
more stowage space in lockable overhead 
cabinets that are sprung on hydraulic struts and 
backlit with LEDs. Guests are requested to bring 
their luggage in soft bags so they can load their 
belongings into the lockers and the bags can 
be folded away. Care has been taken to ensure 



no sharp edges are exposed and even simple 
things like drawer handles are replaced with soft 
rope pulls. Power supply is key when working 
with cameras and laptops and Taurus has that 
covered with upto 24 outlets available via heavy 
duty extension boxes. At the back is an aircraft 
style chemical toilet which is meant primarily 
for ladies (while on the move) or when the 
weather is particularly nasty and people are 
reluctant to step out. 

Behind the seats is a couple of box style 
beds that lift up to display a huge collection of 
ration. Coffee, tea, multiple cereals, assorted 
chocolates, rice, different types of daals, biscuits. 



snacks, cheeses and of course, an assortment of 
pickles - it’s a well stocked department store 
under these beds. And then the Captain lifts 
up a hidden trap door in the wooden floor to 
reveal an even bigger stash of supplies. A typical 
trip in the Taurus lasts for about 10 to 15 days 
or even more, but there’s enough rations in 
here to keep everyone well fed for nearly two 
months. Water comes from a 700-litre under 
the belly tank that is constructed in food grade 
stainless steel. Captain Sharma makes sure 
he carries a seriously comprehensive first aid 
kit everywhere and he’s even gone as far as to 
include what he calls the pink box - a stock of 



134 OVERDRIVE DEC 2015 





ladies hygiene products in case the need ever 
arises! The list goes on, there are 12 golf-sized 
umbrellas on board which could be holed up in 
a designated place even when fully wet, even a 
dedicated set of photographer’s lights should a 
guest wish he hadn’t left his behind. 

Night time accommodation is split 
between four tents that hang off the side of 
the truck while tents for another four are 
set up on the roof If the guests are game 
then they can all climb up on to the roof for 
an evening cup of tea or to watch the stars 
appear. There is a full stock of sleeping bags 
of three temperature ratings. Whether it’s a 



cool summer’s night or a frostbite inducing 
minus ten degrees, you’re sure to be snug 
at night. It’s pretty clear that Captain Suresh 
has gone out of his way to ensure his guests 
are comfortable and well provided for. There 
was no expense spared in building Taurus. 
The base chassis cost about ^12 lakh but by 
the time the entire project was complete, the 
Captain had sunk in a good ^65 lakh. 

I had a short go behind the wheel and I was 
both intimidated and impressed. This thing 
is a full size truck and it was the first time I 
was driving something so big. I immediately 
appreciated the light clutch and power assisted 



steering but I struggled a little finding the right 
gear. The Captain has a dedicated driver for the 
trips but he doesn’t shy from getting behind 
the wheel. In fact, he just drove it solo from 
Chandigarh to Leh and that includes getting 
it up all those mountain passes including the 
fearsome Zoji La. Respect! 

You can find out more about Captain 
Suresh and the tours he organises by visiting 
his website www.greendotexpeditions.com or 
checking out the Facebook page (Green Dot 
Expeditions) for more details. As it stands, he is 
the only person in the country offering this kind 
of a road trip experience. H3 



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I 




uth bound 



The Great India Drive that began in Khardung La, concluded at land’s end in 
Kanyakumari and here’s how the second leg of the journey unfolded 



Words RohItParadkar Photography Suresh Narayanan 



L ast month we told you about how 
we underestimated the weather 
in Leh and began our road trip at 
the highest motorable road in the 
world, Khardung La, amidst snow 
fall and rain. The last leg of that journey ended 
in Mumbai as we took a festive break, and 
last month we resumed the journey with no 
changes to our Creta (not even a basic service). 
After reviewing the first leg of our journey, we 
were a tad bit disappointed because post Leh, 



the beauty of the landscape had dialled down 
quite a bit. Suresh was quite bummed out as 
there was hardly anything worth shooting 
around the National Highway - just open 
stretches of road surrounded by the land 
made green by the recent monsoon. If this 
drive was merely about getting from point 
A to point B, these roads make perfect sense, 
but for a road trip, they lacked novelty and 
adventure. So this time, we took a call to avoid 
the bigger highways all together and take the 



B -roads instead. After all, we had an SUV that 
had braved the Ladhaki terrain. “So why not?” 
we thought. 

Our first target was Hubli via the NHq, 
after which we would switch to our revised 
plan. The wide highways of Karnataka are 
always a bliss to drive on and maintaining a 
good average speed wasn’t a problem which 
meant reaching Hubli didn’t take too long. 
We thought of visiting the Gangubai Hangal 
musical museum where a part of Indian 



DEC 2015 



139 





classical music history has been preserved 
through vintage gramophone records and 
photographs of the industry stalwarts. It 
also showcases the various awards that the 
classical music veteran, Ms Gangubai Hangal, 
was honoured with during her illustrious 
life. However, traffic problems created by a 
protest of some sort meant we’d have to skip 
that. So we visited the Unkal Lake instead. 
Although we missed going to the museum, 
music was still in the air as a street artist 
greeted us with his lovely voice, signing 
devotional songs and complementing it with 
his skills on the harmonium. 

Since we had enough time on our hands 
that day, we decided to continue further 
instead of staying put in Hubli. Chitradurga, 
which was about 200km from Hubli, sounded 
like as good a place as any. So, we got onto 
state highway number 47 and mapped our 
way through to our destination. The pace 
had reduced considerably, as we took almost 
five hours to reach Chitradurga. However, the 
beautiful drive through the villages had made 



The district roads took us through plenty of 
farmlands and most of them grew cash crops 
like cotton, sunflower, pepper etc. There is no 
dearth of places of worship in south India, 
including mobile joints based on a three- 
wheeler! The Jog Falls were scenic even in the 
dry weather 

it worthwhile. Chitradurga was a massively 
congested town though, and the hotel we 
stayed at was in the heart of a vegetable 
market. Despite the narrow roads, the 
proprietor had managed to erect a hotel larger 
than most three-star facilities in the metros! 
Thankfully they offered us some secure 
parking for the night and the next morning, 
we visited the popular Chitradurga Fort which 
was within a kilometre from there. 

This is a massive fort that spreads across 
2,500 acres, which could take a day to 
explore every nook and corner. The fort took 
shape in the 17th century before final touches 
were added some time in the 18th century. 
During this period, it was ruled by various 
dynasties, the last of which was headed by 
Tipu Sultan. The cultural diversity and the 



harmony here is clearly visible as the fort 
houses over 18 temples and a darga. I believe 
that all a king had to do to stay fit was to 
take a walk through the entire fort everyday. 
It certainly felt like I had lost a few calories 
trying to explore some of archeological sites. 
Unfortunately we didn’t have the luxury of 
time to explore the entire fort - for our next 
destination was the Jog Falls. 

It’s a scenic 100 odd kilometres from 
Shimoga and the narrow twisties through the 
lush green Sagar district lent no hints of the 
presence of one of India’s largest waterfalls. 
The road does open up into the valley, but to 
get a view of the falls you have to climb up to 
the designated parking spot and walk your 
way up to the galleries. The locals told us 
that the waterfall looked healthy despite the 
scanty rains this year. Since we had reached 
there by afternoon, there was no fog and 
hardly and haze. During the rains the sight 
is stunning with the segmented waterfalls 
making for a breathtaking view. The Creta 
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attracted a lot of attention too and we had 
people flocking us and taking selfies with the 
car. We politely made our way out through 
our new fans and continued onward. Next 
stop, Karkala. 

Karkala is home to the famous Bahubali 
Temple, which houses the second highest 
statue of the Gommateshvara Bahubali. 
The largest one is in Shravanabelagola in the 
Hasan district, which we will explore on a 
road trip in the Santa Fe sometime later. The 
famous Abhishek ceremony is conducted 
in January, so there was hardly any crowd 
during our visit. The small town of Karkala 
was quite hot and so was the stone pathway 
leading to the temple with its overhead sun. 
But the temple in itself was surprisingly cool. 
The priest gave us a quick briefing about the 
temple’s history, while a friendly parking 
attendant doubled up as security guard and 
shooed away pesky tourist kids who were 
trying to climb the huge statue. 

Since the car wasn’t allowed anywhere 
near the core area of the temple, Suresh 



couldn’t get any photos of the monument and 
the car together. He was itching to shoot the 
car as it had been cleaned and shined by the 
really friendly hotel staff The temple is set at 
an elevation that provides a lovely view of the 
entire town, and in that panorama, Suresh 
identified a broken down temple to go and 
shoot at. It was a beautiful sight as the temple 
was amidst a lake full of pink and white water 
lilies. But getting there beat the purpose of his 
photograph as the slushy pathway through 
the lake dirtied the car again. 

We continued southward and stopped 
at Mangalore for lunch, and since it was a 
Malabar restaurant, Suresh decided to choose 
from the menu. Fried chicken biryani made in 
generous amounts of ghee and a hot and sour 
curry with prawns made up our lunch. “Kerala 
will be even better,” assured Suresh. By noon 
we crossed into Kerala. It felt like home to my 
CO -passenger and to me, it looked and felt like 
Goa - narrow roads, plenty of tourist cars, 
sultry weather and greenery all around. Now 
I know why the makers of the film Drishyam 



chose Goa for the Hindi remake, while the 
original was set in Kerala. What distinguished 
the two states, however, were the people, their 
dressing sense and of course, the food. Still full 
from our heavy lunch, I had to turn a blind eye 
to the tempting food carts. But what caught 
my eye was a road sign pointing towards 
Bekal, which is known to have the largest fort 
in Kerala. Having heard a lot about it, I decided 
to make a detour and go check it out. 

Unlike the Chitradurga Fort, the Bekal 
Fort is rather small. After all, it was used in 
its hay day as a storage location for arms and 
ammunition, unlike Chitradurga which had 
an administrative role. The Bekal Fort looks 
quite unassuming at its entrance, but get past 
the gates and you will be welcomed by a large, 
well-maintained courtyard. Almost three- 
fourths of its sides are touched by the sea and 
if you get there closer to sunset like we did, you 
will love the atmosphere and views from the 
various corners of the fort. A big shoutout to 
the tourists, the locals and the staff for keeping 
this property surprisingly clean. 



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The detour cost us some extra time and 
by the time we reached our next destination, 
Kunnur, it was about lopm. It didn’t sound 
like a big deal until we realised that half the 
town was probably in a deep sleep by now. 
We had to literally plead a restaurant for 
food and a hotel for an overnight stay. We 
managed to get some scraped-up biryani 
to eat and bed full of bed bugs to sleep in. It 
was miserable enough to make us leave town 
early next morning. 

Not very far was the Muzhappilangad 
beach. It took several tries to type that out 
on the GPS, but it was well worth it! It is one 
of the few beaches in India. The sand patch is 
firm all the way to the mainland and even at 
high tide, there is an open patch that’s a few 
kilometres long and about four lanes wide. 



It, therefore, attracts everyone from learners 
and casual drivers to racer boys. There is a 
speed limit of lokmph though and getting 
caught for any unacceptable driving attracts 
heavy fines. Permission from the authorities 
and a rear wheel driven car would be such a 
riot here! Give it a try, but remember to wash 
the car inside-out once you are done having 
fun to avoid rusting of the vehicle’s metal 
components due to salt water. 

When we got back on the highway, the GPS 
indicated that we were on the Panvel-Edapally 
highway. They have classified it as a national 
highway, but it was narrower than the service 
lane to my Mumbai apartment! As you would 
expect, it was crowded and overtaking was 
almost impossible. There was an alternative 
district route to our next destination, Dindigul, 



The storm clouds that were a constant feature 
on the east coast made for a stunning canvas at 
the Pamban Bridge. Food was an integral part of 
this journey and the biryani at Dindigul was the 
best meal we had throughout the journey 

which was longer but had lesser traffic. We 
chose the latter, but as a consequence, we 
missed the drive through Palluchi which is 
apparently a lot more scenic. I pacified myself 
saying that the mountain roads would be 
crowded and post sunset, none of the beauty 
would have been visible anyway. However, the 
chosen route was much slower and Dindigul 
seemed far away. To avoid feeling drowsy at the 
wheel, we decided to stop over at Palani instead 
and called it a day. 

The advantage of that came the next day 
as we reached Dindigul by lunch - just in 
time to try the famous Dindigul biryani then! 
Peppery, dry and with equal proportions of 
rice and meat, sweet and sour curries to go 
along with it, and all this piping hot, on a 
banana leaf I could eat it all day long and then 
some more and still not feel content. Suresh 
had polished off a sumptuous Udapi breakfast 
in the morning so he went easy on the lunch. 
So I slyly handed over the Greta’s keys to him 
and requested him to drive post lunch. It was 
time to stretch my legs for a while as the car 
glided comfortably over the undulated road to 
our next destination - Rameshwaram. 

The target was to reach there before 
sunset and I had taken over the role of DJ 
and navigator now. Not that it required hard 
work, but I was keeping a constant check on 
the turn-offs which would have otherwise 
gone unnoticed, thanks to the lack of road 






signs in our official language. The map 
looked quite different as we approached 
Rameshwaram. How often do you see a piece 
of land on the map going narrower like the tip 
of a peninsula? Soon we reached the famous 
Pamban Bridge just minutes before the sun 
disappeared. Although the bridge is narrow, 
the authorities permit vehicles to stop for a 
few minutes to let tourists absorb the beauty 
of the enormous waterbody underneath. Bind 
that with an orange sky and stormy clouds 
and the scene looks magnificent! 

Yes, stormy clouds. This was the same 
time that the unfortunate cyclone Roanu had 
hit Tamil Nadu. Thankfully, it did not affect 
our trip, although the clouds were around as 
a constant indication of what was happening 
northward of the state. We wanted to 



continue all the way to Dhanushkodi, but the 
locals advised us against it, so we turned back 
and drove on. Alternative district roads again. 
We passed through shrimp farms which, after 
sunset, looked like giant blue tiles reflecting 
the twilight sky, while the palm trees created 
a scenic silhouette on the horizon. 

By midnight we reached Kanyakumari. 
Our hotel was on the outskirts as most 
places within the city were brimming with 
pilgrims. We hardly got a few hours of sleep 
before waking up for sunrise. But all the 
effort didn’t bear fruit as grey clouds had 
washed off the sky and the sea was a mere 
lifeless mirror in this scene. By afternoon the 
clouds cleared up and the blue sky tried to 
paint a better picture. I sat there at land’s end, 
looking back at the trip. 



From the heavy rains and snowfall at the 
top of the world in Khardung La, to the hot 
climate of the west and cyclone scares in the 
south, the weather had tried its level best to 
play spoilsport throughout this trip. Even 
then, the road trip was full of excitement, 
experiences of new terrains, while exploring 
places that I had only read about and tasting 
a variety of food that will never be available 
at a restaurant near me. The Creta was a good 
companion through it all as it took everything 
in its stride without a hiccup, warning sign or 
breakdown. And that made the road trip more 
worthwhile. Some stretches did seem tiring, 
but when I looked back at the journey, it was 
a rewarding experience. In fact, that is how 
every road trip should be, one that makes you 
feel that more is never enough. E3 



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The YZF-R3 is a bigger YZF-R15. There we’ve said it. But is that a bad thing? 



?3.60 lakh 
(on-road Delhi) 



OD Rating 

Price 



-I- Smooth and powerful engine 



-I- Build quality 



-I- Friendly manners 



Could do with better tyres 



YAMAHA 



YZF 



R3 



Words ShubhabrataMarmar Photography IshaanBhataiya 






The R3 gets clear and detailed dials and a pretty 
LED lamp on its slim tail. But it’s the smooth and 
high revving engine that we really love 



|ere’s an easy road test, 
then. The Yamaha YZF-R3 
is excellent. There, done. 
If you had asked more or 
I less any one of the various 
staffers at OVERDRIVE who queued up to 
take the Yamaha out for a short spin, that’s the 
conclusion you’d come to. But let us delve a 
little deeper, shall we? 

The YZF-R3 looks sharp, sleek and striking. 
I like it. It has that sense of civility that sporting 
Yamahas of late seem to nail and even in the 
modest black colour, the Yamaha looks very 
nice. As expected from Yamaha, the build 
quality and finish levels are exemplary and the 
plastics, finishes, aggregates all feel like they 
were carefully designed, selected and deployed 
to confirm the impression of a well-made high 
quality machine. Our test bike did have a rattle 
pillion pad but the rest of the package was so 
persuasive that only I - official nitpicker - 
noticed it. 

Inside that fetching fairing is an equally 
impressive engine. The 321 CC parallel twin 
is liquid cooled and fuel injected. The four 
valves per cylinder DOHC configuration 
and 11 . 2:1 compression is used to make 42PS 
at io,75orpm and peak torque is 2p.6Nm at 
9,ooorpm. The engine’s outstanding control 
over its refinement makes the Yamaha as 



smooth nearing its i72.8kmph (measured) 
top speed (iSskmph indicated) as at sokmph. 
The difference is in the sound. The Yamaha has 
a lovely, if slightly shrill whine up top - while 
street speeds produce very little sound and 
drama. In fact, the gentleness of the power 
delivery at the bottom is deceptive. Initial in- 
traffic rides are easy to handle with as little as 
4,ooorpm on the clock and the Yamaha begins 
to awaken only past yooorpm. You keep 
thinking that the R3 isn’t moving fast enough. 
But you soon realise two things. First, that the 
Yamaha is seriously quick if you’re willing to 
pick up the revs and keep the engine on the 
boil. And second, when you’re not in redline 
mode, the Yamaha’s very easy to ride on the 
street with anything more than 4,ooorpm on 
the clock. Not only did it clock the lookmph in 
5.5s (in our figures, this is even quicker than the 
KTM RC 390 but the issue is that Alan tested 
the KTM but Rishaad - 35kg lighter - tested 
the Yamaha) but it can easily and swiftly go 
through traffic using very little revs in a high 
gear. I, let’s be honest, wasn’t expecting the 
small twin to offer this level of flexibility. 

The dynamics package is similar in nature 
to the engine. The ride quality, for instance, is 
surprisingly plush. The R3 - like the R15 - is 
sprung soft and this makes riding around the 
city and out on the high very comfortable. If 



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you get one and your buddy has an RC 390, 
he’ll curse your seat, bar position as well as ride 
quality roundly. What the Yamaha manages 
to do is handle well despite the springs. The R3 
turns sharply, feels lovely and confident mid- 
corner and if you’ve got the engine on the boil, 
it swings out of the corners hard - well at least 
as hard as the MRF tyres will allow. Like the 
R15, the R3 is friendly, forgiving and its level of 
capability is immense. Unlike the R15 though, 
the R3 ’s MRFs don’t keep up once you’re really 
on it. 

Don’t be alarmed. The MRFs aren’t terrible. 
In fact, 99 per cent of R3 owners will never 
notice a problem. But fast riders will sense the 
MRFs approaching their limits in the corners 
earlier than the chassis and that’s a bummer. 
Fortunately, tyres are an easy fix. I’d say wear 
the first OEM set down and then get a better set 
and you’re all set for fun and games. 

The brakes are the other issue with the 
R3. The standard brakes offer reasonable bite 
followed by great force and feedback. You’ll 
trust the brakes implicitly soon and hard stops 
come easy to the R3. But the issue is a lack of 
ABS. A motorcycle this fast, targetted at new 
riders simply shouldn’t be without ABS . I know 
Yamaha is working on offering the ABS model 
in India and I would urge you to wait if you can 
and get the ABS model instead of this one. 



Here, then, is ’ a genuinely ' impressive ' 
motorcycle. It’s very fast when you rev. it 
up, very civilised if you don’t. It rides with 
surprising grace over bad roads but can handle — 
corners with an ease and ability that is deeply, 
genuinely endearing. It’s well made and -it 
feels like it will age well too. I’m also really 
kicked about how well the Yamaha YZF-R3 
understands how to encourage new riders 
to learn, to get faster and to get deeper into 
motorcycles. But there are three issues you 
have to deal with. 

First, there isn’t any ABS model right now 
and in my book that’s a dealbreaker. I’d say 
wait for Yamaha to get the ABS model before 
buying. Second, the- MRF tyres are sticky and — 
feel good but their ultimate ability falls short 
of what the chassis is capable of I’d say wear 
out the first set and upgrade to better tyres - 
problem solved. The third one, and the big one, 
is price. As with all the twins in the market, 
the Yamaha is expensive and the KTM RC 390 
only makes the ^3.74 lakh (on-road Mumbai) 
Yamaha look that much worse in value for 
money terms. 

But so good is the Yamaha that I’d be 
happy to back you if you were making a case 
for the R3 ! Because it may not be great value 
for money, but it most certainly is a terrific 
motorcycle. /OD; :■ 



Yamaha YZF-R3 



1 DRIVETRAIN - 


Type 


Liquid-cooled fuel-injected 
parallel twin 


Valvetrain 


4-valve, DOHC 


Displacement 


321CC 


Max power 


42PS@10,750rpm 


Max torque 


27Nm@9,000rpm 


Power to weight 


248.5PS/tonne 


Gearbox 


6-speed 


1 SUSPENSION 1 


Front/Rear 


41mm telescopic/mono shock 


1 BRAKES 1 


Front/Rear 


298mm disc/220mm disc 


[ WHEELS&TYRES | 


Tyre (F&R) 


110/70-R17&140/70-R17 


1 GENERAL DATA | 


Kerb weight 


169kg 


Wheelbase 


1,380mm 


1 PERFORMANCE ! 


0-60kmph 


2.59s 


O-lOOkmph 


5.5s 


Top speed 


172.8kmph 


[ EFFICIENCY ] 


City 


21.4kmph 


Highway 


29.7kmph 


Overall 


23.8kmph 


PRICE: ?3.74 lakh (on-road Mumbai) 




Phoenix rising 



The Mojo signals the start of a new era of high quality motorcycles from Mahindra 



Words Rishaad Mody Photography Suresh Narayanan 



T he Mahindra Mojo has been 
described as many things - a 
long distance tourer, a big 
roadster, a gentle naked, but 
in truth the machine is 
nothing but a show of strength. Here’s 
Mahindra saying this is what they’re capable 
of - we can build good motorcycles. After 
some days with the Mojo, I am compelled 
to agree, they’ve built a good motorcycle 
with a unique personality. 

DESIGN, BUILD AND FINISH 

I won’t go into much detail about how it looks 
because you’ve probably read all about it. 
Instead, I’ll tell you that while I didn’t really 
like it at first, the design has grown on me. I 
don’t mind the face so much anymore and I’m 



quite fond of the slim tail. The Mojo looks 
really big and attracts a lot of attention from 
people who think it’s a big bike thanks to the 
twin exhausts. It is a very well built 
motorcycle and uses some high quality 
feeling parts. I showed the hefty 182kg 
machine no respite over bad roads or speed 
breakers and there wasn’t a rattle or squeak to 
be heard. Finish levels are also quite good but 
on a closer glance there are a few things that 
stick out, like the gaskets that are visible where 
the head meets the block or the rough finish 
inside the cut outs of the front disc brake. The 
silver finish above the footpegs is a bad idea 
because it’s already scuffed and blackened 
from contact with my boots and looks messy. 
These are but a handful of tiny niggles on an 
otherwise well finished product. 



ENGINE, PERFORMANCE AND 
ECONOMY 

The Mojo’s 295CC engine is one of the nicest 
parts of the motorcycle. The 27PS motor is 
quite rev happy, despite redlining at a 
relatively low 8,50orpm. But it makes so 
much torque through the rev range, you’ll 
rarely need to rev it so high. The engine gets 
a bit grumbly below 2,50orpm but the 
ratios have been spread well to ensure good 
rideability. It’s not as short geared and 
flexible as a KTM 200 Duke but doesn’t feel 
excessively tall geared either. Performance 
is impressive for such a heavy motorcycle. 
We recorded an 8.6s run from o-iookmph 
and a top speed of i42kmph at which point 
the speedo was reading out i5okmph. Such 
high speeds get quite huzzy but the Mojo 



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can settle into a comfortable ii5-i2okmph 
cruise. It is reasonably efficient for its 
power and weight, returning an overall 
28.6kmpl which is just a little lower than 
the KTM 200 Duke. 

But performance isn’t the Mojo’s only 
strong point - there’s also the sound to go 
with it The sole reason Mahindra retained 
the twin exhausts from the concept bike was 
so they could engineer a unique exhaust note. 
It’s a loud motorcycle and sounds 
reminiscent of a twin cylinder like a V-Strom 
or Inazuma at certain points in the rev range. 
Rolling off the throttle from high revs 
produces a series of entertaining burbles and 
pops from the pipes. This is easily the best 
sounding single on sale today. Mahindra say 
the Mojo can be louder still by removing the 
baffles in the twin pipes, something we 
intend doing with our longterm bike. 



RIDE AND HANDLING 

The Mojo has a beautifully plush 
suspension that swallows up almost 
anything you throw at it. The motorcycle 
feels large at all times and it takes a bit of 
effort at the bars to get the thing turning. 
The Mojo definitely prefers long sweeping 
corners over tight switchbacks where the 
exhaust heat shields touch down at anything 
above moderate lean angles. The sticky 
Pirelli tyres are really welcome and you can 
feel them helping the chassis which tends to 
get disturbed by mid corner bumps. I put 
office tall man Lijo on the back seat and 
aside from his knees serving as arm rests for 
me, he was pretty comfortable on a 20 
minute ride, saying he found the seat usable 
and grab rails easy to hold on to. 
Dynamically, you get the sense that the 
Mojo could be so much more if it shed some 



weight and had better clearance but there’s 
not much you can do about either without 
drastic modifications. 

CONCLUSION 

The Mojo occupies a niche in the market. 
It’s the only 300CC single available today 
and its ^1.65 lakh ex-Mumbai price is right 
between the 200 and 390 KTMs. When 
BMW’s G 310 R arrives, it’ll be priced 
significantly higher and won’t really 
compete with the Mojo either. The Mojo is 
a fast but calm motorcycle and a very 
likeable one at that, if you’re not the type 
who lives on rubber’s edge. It feels built to 
last and is a proper attention grabber. I 
doubt it will be a runaway success, 
Mahindra is still too young a company for 
that but I’m sure that those who buy it for 
what it is will be happy customers. E 3 




The Mojo’s ana-digital dials offer a good 
amount of information but a gear position 
indicator would be nice. Pirelli Diablo Rosso II 
tyres are excellent and give the Mojo confident 
cornering ability. The dual exhausts are cleanly 
executed and produce a nice noise 





1 Mahindra Mojo I 


1 DRIVETRAIN | 


Type 


295cc iiquid-cooied singie 


Valvetrain 


4-vaive, DOHC 


Max power 


27PS@8,000rpm 


Max torque 


30Nm@5,500rpm 


Power to weight 


148.4PS/tonne 


Gearbox 


6-speed 


1 SUSPENSION 


Front/Rear 


Upside down forks/mono shock 


1 BRAKES 1 


Front/Rear 


320mm disc/240mm disc 


1 WHEELS&TYRES | 


Tyre (F&R) 


110/70-R17&150/60-R17 


1 GENERAL DATA | 


Kerb weight 


182kg 


Wheeibase 


1465mm 


1 PERFORMANCE | 


O-lOOkmph 


8.6s 


Top speed 


142kmph 


1 EFFICIENCY | 


City 


26.5kmpi 


Highway 


35kmpi 


Overaii 


28.6kmpi 


1 PRICE: ^1.65 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai) | 



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Road Test 



BAJAJ AVENGER 150 STREET 



OD Rating 

Price 



Looks 



frakes' 



Ergonomics 



Matte finish maintenance 



Cruise Liner 



With a ISOcc heart, the new Bajaj Avenger gets cruising to the 



Words RishabhBhaskar Photography Donald D'souzaSi AlanD-Cruz 



T he Bajaj Avenger when 
launched, was billed as the 
poor man’s Harley-Davidson. 
Its low slung cruiser stance, 
decent i8occ engine and 
Bajaj ’s killer pricing made it a sweet deal back 
then. Bajaj kept upgrading the powertrains, 
that were lifted off the Pulsars, but sales of the 
Avengers hit a ceiling and it was about time 
that Bajaj looked at upgrading the Avenger. 
What Bajaj has done instead is diversified the 
Avenger line up into the Cruise and Street, 
and the base Avenger 150 Street that you see 
here is aimed squarely at those who want a 
cruiser without busting the bank. 

The 150CC Avenger is only available in 
the Street trim and at first glance it bears a 
striking resemblance to the Harley-Davidson 
Street 750. While the body panels are similar 
to the Avenger 220 Street and Cruise, the 
Avenger 150 Street gets gloss paint all over 



with decals on the tank and a stripe that runs 
from the front fender to the tail section. The 
housing for the tell tale lights that sits on the 
tank is finished in matte black. The other 
bits that get the black treatment include the 
suspension units, instrument pod, mirrors 
and rear grab rail. The blacked out handlebar 
is nearly flat and lower than that on the 
Avenger 220 Cruise. 

What’s annoying though, is the location 
of the tell tale lights. With your head up 
while riding, only the instrument pod lies 
in your field of vision which means you 
have to look down to confirm if you have 
activated or cancelled the indicators and 
that means taking your eyes off the road for 
that split second. The seat’s foam thickness 
has been increased which in turn has 
increased seat height by 15mm to 725mm. 
The seat felt comfy and my large derriere 
was easily accommodated. 



But there’s a glaring design flaw with 
the Avenger 150 Street and that’s with the 
handlebar, footpeg and seat positioning. 
Bajaj, in their attempt at making the 
motorcycle suitable for urban environs, 
have pushed the handlebar a tad too far 
away from the rider. If you sit within the 
contours of the seat and place your legs 
on the foot rest, you’d have to stretch a bit 
to reach the handlebar, and to put things 
in perspective, my height is 5’n”. Also, the 
Avengers Street and Cruise have the same 
rake and trail and similar footpeg position 
which adds to the discomfort. 

Continuing to ride in such a position puts 
strain on your lower back and shoulders, 
which result in aches after a while. The best 
compromise is to sit slightly closer to the 
tank but that makes your spine upright and 
again the discomfort kicks in. Ideally, the 
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Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise and 220 Street 



The Avenger 220 Cruise is a retro-themed cruiser 
and looks similar to the outgoing Avenger, save for 
the new handlebar, instrument pod, footpegs and 
redesigned back rest. Dipped in a bucket full of 
chrome, the Avenger Cruise looks blingy - in a good 
way. The 220cc engine is grunty and loves to rev. 
However, vibrations are pronounced in comparison 
to its 150cc sibling and the vibrations in the 
footpegs are bothersome over a long distance. 



The Avenger 220 Street is aimed at riders who 
would primarily use it for city runabouts. The 
handlebar is set low and almost flat to allow filtering 
quickly through traffic but the riding position needs 
a little tweak. The motorcycle gets matte finished 
tank and side panels and, oddly, gloss front and rear 
fenders to distinguish it from the 150 Street. The 
black alloys look good and in this shade of black, the 
Avenger 220 Street looks sinister 



closer to the rider to offer better riding 
ergonomics. Other bits that I did not like 
were the silver matte finished heat shields on 
the exhaust pipe. They are poorly finished 
and in fact the same bits in chrome on the 
Avenger 220 Cruise look far better and will 
certainly last longer. 

The engine is the gem here and Bajaj 
have done a fabulous job of re-configuring 
the Pulsar 150’s engine for the Avenger 
150 Street. It is smooth and refined across 
the rev range and the vibrations in the 
footpegs are far lesser than the Avenger 220 
Cruise. It develops i4.5PS@9,ooorpm and 
i2.5Nm@6,50orpm. It gets the larger air filter 
from the Pulsar 220 which results in a 10 per 
cent hike in torque over the Pulsar 150. The 
low and mid-range is the engine’s strong 
point and considering the urban riding focus 
of this Avenger, the power delivery is just as 
required. Slicing through traffic is a breeze 



and I had to rarely downshift to pull quick 
overtakes. Out on the highway, the engine 
is not huzzy at high speeds and cruising at 
8o-9okmph is possible without complaint. 
o-6okmph was dispatched in 9.4 seconds 
and we recorded a top speed of lozkmph. 
When we rode it solo, the power felt 
sufficient but we feel the engine may feel a bit 
out of breath in case you load some luggage 
and carry a pillion up a ghat section. In the 
city, the Avenger managed 6i.4kmpl and that 
figure climbed to 68.25kmpl on the highway. 

The previous Avenger was prone to 
bottoming out over bumpy roads, especially 
with a pillion and Bajaj have changed the 
second spring rate in the rear suspension 
in the new Avenger to address this issue as 
well as to increase the load bearing capacity 
of the motorcycle. Ride quality over bad 
roads is impressive and the suspension did 
not bottom out over the harshest of bumps. 



150cc engine offers good low and mid range 
torque. Refinement levels are incredible. New 
handlebar is set lower to aid manoeuvrability. 
New instrument pod gets LCD display 

Now, the Avenger is not a corner carver but 
it’s surefooted around a bend with the MRFs 
on 17-inch front and 15-inch rear alloy wheels 
offering decent grip. The brakes are sharp with 
good progression and offer good feedback 
The Avenger 150 Street gets 240mm discs at 
the front and the unit is in fact, better than the 
one on the Avenger 220 Street/Cruise. 

VERDICT 

The Bajaj Avenger 150 Street has a lot going 
for it. Its styling resembles the bigger cruisers 
in the market. The engine is its hallmark 
and the smooth nature is what adds to the 
calm riding experience that cruisers ought 
to deliver. The dark stealth theme of the 
Avenger 150 Street is in line with modern 
times and the interests of the target age group 
(25-35 years). The riding position is a bit of an 
issue and we feel that swapping the handlebar 
with the one on the Avenger 220 Cruise can 
cure the problem. The immediacy of steering 
and flickability in the city may reduce and 
it certainly won’t be cumbersome to ride. 
At ^87,194 on-road Mumbai, the prospect 
of a cruiser at the price of a regular 150CC 
motorcycle makes the Avenger 150 Street an 
interesting proposition. E 3 



Bajaj Avenger 150 Street I 


1 DRIVETRAIN | 


Type 


Air-cooled single cylinder 


Valvetrain 


2-valve, SOHC 


Displacement 


149cc 


Max power 


14.5PS@9,000rpm 


Max torque 


12.5Nm@6,500rpm 


Power to weight 


98.0PS/tonne 


Gearbox 


5-speed 


1 SUSPENSION 1 


Front/Rear 


Telescopic forks/ Dual shock ab 


1 BRAKES 1 


Front/Rear 


240mm disc/130mm drum 


1 WHEELS&TYRES | 


Tyre (F&R) 


90/90-17 & 130/90-15 


1 GENERAL DATA | 


Kerb weight 


148kg 


Wheelbase 


1480mm 


1 PERFORMANCE | 


0-60kmph 


9.4s 


Top speed 


102kmph 


1 EFFICIENCY | 


City 


61.40kmpl 


Highway 


68.25kmpl 


Overall 


63.11kmph 


1 PRICE: ^87,194 (on-road Mumbai) | 



DEC 2015 OVERDRIVE 149 









We’ve got eveiy middle-weight motorcycle m lndi%l^et^ii^,g^ begin 



, WqrSs ShubliiibrAtk^ama 



COMPARO 



BRUTALE 800 VS CBR650F VS NINJA 650 VS SCRAMBLER VS STREET TRIPLE VS TNT 6001 VS Z800 





Mil Augusta Brutale 800 

The 800’s triple is based on the F3’s 675cc engine. 
The 79mm bore and a longer 54.3mm stroke create 
the new displacement. The 800 runs more 
compression at 13.3:1 while the exhaust is visually 
similar to the Brutale 675. The 125PS engine makes 
the same power as the original F3 but with 
substantially more torque. The MV’s electronics 
include ride-by-wire, four engine maps (including 
custom) and eight-level traction control. The 800 also 
adds two teeth to the rear sprocket over the 675’s. 
Note that tiny wheelbase - MV didn’t update the 675 
chassis outside of adding adjustable suspension. 
That’s also why it weighs so little. And of course, there 
is that lovely single-sided swingarm. 





Engine 


12v DOFIC 798cc three-cylinder 


Max power 


125PS@ll,600rpm 


Max torque 


81Nm@8,600rpm 


Kerb weight 


187kg 


Wheelbase 


1,380mm 


O-lOOkmph 


3.07s 


Top speed 


238kmph 


City economy 


NA 


Flighway economy 


NA 


Overall economy 


NA 


+ 


Performance, appeal, intensity 


- 


Intensity, not on sale right now 


Price 


?15 lakh estimated on-road Mumbai 



ou and I dream of bikes 
with limitless power and 
technology. But we all know 
deep down that bigger and 
faster isn’t useful in India. 
They’re harder to ride and apart from 
bragging rights, the amazing power has 
miniscule advantages. So how much power, 
do you think, is just enough? 

I know we all have our own answers to 
that question but I believe the answer is on 
these pages. We have motorcycles here that 
span 72 and 125PS and I’m convinced that 
if you need more, you’re nuts. If you want 
less, though, there’s a persuasive argument 
for a light 50PS motorcycle but I’d say you’re 
setting the bar a bit low. 

Let’s meet the cast of our show. The 
72PS Kawasaki Ninja 650R birthed the 
middleweight naked segment in India. It 
is a competent bike and its price, to this 
day, remains the benchmark. The other 



twin is Ducati’s Scrambler which has a 
significantly larger engine. A genuine, if 
whimsical Ducati, the Scrambler is rapid 
in performance but laidback in approach. 
A very different way to do a sporty 
mid-weight. The inline fours begin with 
the Benelli TNT 6ooi that also boasts a 
pretty special price. It also sounds illegally 
good with its stock exhaust. The Honda 
CBR650F boasts a larger engine as well 
as a slightly higher power output but the 
CBR is a proper Honda. It’s well made and 
in theory, even an arthritic granny could 
ride it respectably fast. The final four is 
the Kawasaki Z800, another motorcycle 
that boasts a good price, good power and 
a calm disposition. The odd one out is, as 
usual, the Triple. The Triumph Street Triple 
is a hot favourite the world over though 
the 85PS (79PS as per ARAI) spec sold here 
simply isn’t as effervescent as the genuine 
106PS one. We failed to source a bone- 





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The CBR650F is very typically Honda and immensely capable. It does everything that you would 
want your big bike to do without any drama or complaints. The flaw here is that at highway 
cruising speeds, the buzzing from the handlebars is so bad that your hands will soon go numb 



Max power 82PS@ll,500rpm 



Max torque 54.6Nm@10,500rpm 



Kerb weight 231kg 



Wheelbase 1480mm 



O-lOOkmph 5.43s 



Top speed 189kmph 



City economy NA 



Highway economy NA 



Overall economy NA 



+ Value for money, sound 



No ABS, almost everything else 



Price ?6.31 lakh on-road Mumbai 



The Benelli 600cc engine was built to be reliable and 
that’s why it is slightly bigger and heavier than its 
Japanese peers - which reflects in its 231kg kerb 
weight. Evidently reliability, durability and easy service 
were more important than performance. The engine 
uses cast iron barrels cast in-block for stability, 
compression is a moderate 11.5:1 and Delphi supplies 
the fuel injection system with its 38mm throttle 
bodies. The engine is housed in a half-trellis frame 
that meets a cast aluminium rear. The wheelbase is 
very long and the steering geometry is very mild too. 
The 600i gets 50mm front forks, preload-only rear 
shock and twin 320mm discs up front. ABS, sadly, 
isn’t available. 



Engine 16vDOHC600cc four cylinder 



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Triumph Street Triple 

This generation of the StTriple might date back to 
2013 but the engine is actually even older. The Indian 
version is the 85PS model (79PS as per ARM) but 
we understand that the (UK) homologated Arrow 
produces the same power as the 106PS as the full 
power bike - and those are the performance figures 
quoted below. The big changes in 2013 made to the 
chassis were a new aluminium twin-spar featuring 
fewer pieces and less welds. The exhaust also moved 
from its undertail location. Triumph have also given 
the bike reduced rake at 24.1° and increased trail to 
99.6mm. 41mm KYB forks, 310mm Nissin brakes 
and standard ABS round out the package. The new 
StTriple is likely to debut end-2016. 





Engine 12v DOHC 675cc inline three cyl 



Max power 106PS@ll,850rpm (est with exhaust) 



Max torque 68Nm@9.750rpm (est with exhaust) 



Kerb weight 183kg 



Wheelbase 1,410mm 



O-lOOkmph 3.4s 



Top speed 227kmph 



City economy 16.9kmpl 



Highway economy 25.2kmpl 



Overall economy 18.9kmpl 



Performance, handling, ride 



Expensive, finish, wind protection 



Price 



?9.7 lakh on-road Mumbai 
(IncI exhaust) 




Stock StTriple and decided to go with the 
Arrow-ed and mapped version. This brings 
about looPS to the rear wheel (io6PS at the 
crank, says the Interweb unless you remove 
the db killer) and adds ^40,000-odd to an 
already high price. Can the goodness of the 
Triumph overcome its pricing? Just one of 
the questions facing us. 

Finally, we drafted in the MV Agusta Bru- 
tale 800. Now Kinetic-MVA have made clear 
that since the B800 needs homologation, 
it’s on-sale date isn’t anytime soon. But how 
could we resist the idea of a full-on sporty 
125PS naked motorcycle, eh? 

DESIGN, FINISH AND BUILD 

The challenge for the mid-weight is to have 
a sense of panache that appeals without 
intimidating. This is important because 
these are the motorcycles that nurture 
blossoming passion in new riders. These 
motorcyclists are on their way to being 
lifelong riders. You want to lead them 
forward but not scare them off. 

That’s one of the issues with the Benelli. 
Its styling is a little anonymous and a little 
old-school sportsbike. It’s sad that its Italian 
brothers, the 899 and the 1130 both boast 
decade old designs that have far more flair 
than the stodgy TNT 6ooi. In that sense, it 
isn’t TNT, it’s H2O. However, India’s mid- 
weight buyers exhibit a strong aspirational 
streak and the Benelli does have something 
for them. It looks and feels physically larger 
than the others. In pure motorcycling terms, 
this is not ideal. But to a new buyer whose 
immersion into bikes is more social/visual 
than in-saddle, big is better and big is cool. 




The TNT helps itself by offering Italian cool 
in the twin triangular underseat exhausts and 
a few other details. 

The Benelli’s build and finish levels are 
acceptable. Other bikes here are better 
on both counts but the 6ooi is made well 
enough for this not to be an issue. Of course, 
you do have the option of spending a wee 
bit more and getting the GT instead - the 
panniers are optional. I don’t think it is pretty 
but it does look like a newer design and it is 
distinctive to look at. 

Come to think of it, that’s exactly 
how I would describe the CBR650F too 
- distinctive but not pretty. The Honda 
takes approachable slightly too far and the 
sportsbike looks dashing in bodywork but 
a bit too mild overall. I suspect that a sleeker 



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headlamp alone would do wonders for the 
Honda. However, in quality, the CBR is a full- 
on Honda. The plastics gleam, panels fit just 
so and every inch of the motorcycle feels well 
made and like it will last. 

The Kawasaki Z8oo is close to the Honda 
though the CBR’s plastics are at least a notch 
or two better across the board. The Z8oo 
is, however, far more attractive to look that. 
That scowling headlamp looks terrific and 
the scanty bodywork in black looks very 
good. The Z8oo’s behaviour is at odds with 
how aggressive it looks and that might be one 
of the cleverest things about the Kawasaki. 
Finish levels are a notch behind the Honda 
but build is excellent. 

The Ninja 650’s build and finish levels 
match the Z8oo’s. But the design is far 
more in tune with its nature. It’s now an old 
design but it looks calm, purposeful and 
not too aggressive. The inoffensive design, 
let’s be clear, is neither going to be a decision 
clincher, nor a dealbreaker. In fact. I’d say the 
N65 o’s design is perhaps the least important 
thing about this terrific Kawasaki. 

The Triumph’s design is odd. The tank 
and panels are sharp, smart and modern but 
the twin headlamp is a little gawky. But over 
time. Triumph have turned this bug into a 
feature. It does have utility too - most cars 
will give way to the StTriple quicker because 
of the headlamps. On the flip side, build is 



decent but finish levels can improve. 

The Ducati has the strongest styling 
component here. Aiming for a seventies 
dirtbike look, the Scrambler stands out, 
taking a dramatically different approach to a 
fast, middleweight motorcycle. Finish levels 
are much better than many current Ducatis 
but odd details like retainer springs on the 
exhaust - not just on the Scrambler - are 
baffling. However, unlike any of the other 
motorcycles here, the focus on design ends 
up making the Scrambler the least practical 
of the bikes here in some ways - we’ll come 
to that. Build quality is very good and I 
suspect that the Ducati will stave off rattles 
from our roads for a long time successfully. 

That brings us to the MV Agusta. So 
pretty! People naturally gravitate to the 
red-silver beauty and there’s a lot to look at, 
including the lone single-sided swingarm 
amongst this crew. As Italian bikes should, 
the MV has a wealth of small details that 
show a remarkable attention to finish and 
design that elevates the Brutale to a different 
level of appeal and class. In the same breath, 
finish levels can improve. There’s a veritable 
waterfall of breather tubes that cascade down 
the right side of the engine in a callous vee. It 
makes you wonder ceaselessly, “Why? Why 
would you just leave them hanging there?” 
Build quality is good but with springs this 
stiff, rattle-staving will be a challenge. 



The Ducati Scrambler, with its high ‘bars and laidback riding position is a comfortable 
motorcycle to be atop. The engine is mighty quick but the low speed crankiness typical of 
the Ducati L-twin still irritates. Full marks for styling, though 





Kawasaki Ninja 650 

The Kawasaki Ninja 650 is a workhorse. It’s been 
around for a while and even the current form is 
three years old. However, the simple but proven 
650cc parallel twin now powers many bikes and 
most updates to the bike - tellingly - have been 
either cosmetic or to the chassis. The 2012 version, 
for instance, updates the exhaust, added thicker 
foam-ed two-piece seats, added slightly more rear 
wheel travel as well as 10 per cent more rear load 
capacity. In that update also came the twin tubular 
swingarm design and new brake pads. Also new was 
the new ana-digi instruments. Along with that, the 
bike also received 20mm wider bars and bodywork 
designed to deflect heat away from the rider. 




Engine 


8v DOHC 649cc parallel twin 


Max power 


72.1PS@8,500rpm 


Max torque 


64Nm@7,000rpm 


Kerb weight 


209kg 


Wheelbase 


1,410mm 


O-lOOkmph 


4.1s 


Top speed 


209kmph 


City economy 


16kmpl 


Highway economy 


30.5kmpl 


Overall economy 


19.63kmpl 


+ 


Indestructible feel, easy to ride 


- 


No ABS mars a terrific value package 


Price 


?6.45 lakh on-road Mumbai 




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Kawasaki Z800 

The Z800 engine is a bored up version of the 
erstwhile Z750 engine with a mild bump in 
compression, all tuned for more oomph in the 
low- and mid-range. 34mm throttle bodies feed 
the motor while final gearing was lowered two 
teeth for better acceleration. The chassis is a 
scaled down ZIOOO but made in steel, hence the 
weight. The Z800 gets 41mm KYBs up front with 
rebound and preload. The rear KYB also gets the 
same adjustability. The design dates back to 2013 
when the aggressive headlight, Z-pattern tail 
lamps and the belly cowl all showed up. The Z800 
is now offered with ABS in India - 310mm Nissin 
discs are on duty up front. 





Engine 16v DOHC806cc inline four cyl 



Max power 113P$@10,200rpm 



Max torque 83Nm@8,000rpm 



Kerb weight 229kg 



Wheelbase 1,445mm 



O-lOOkmph 3.76s 



Top speed 233kmph 



City economy 177km pl 



Highway economy 26.4kmpl 



Overall economy 19.9kmpl 



+ Refinement, manners, ride 



Lacks involvement, wind protection 



Price 



?8.7 lakh on-road Mumbai 
(see verdict) 




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The Honda CBR650F and the Kawasaki Z800 are the big four-cylinder options in the segment, 
boasting excellent new rider-friendly manners, great capability and will make outstanding India 
tourers. Wish the Honda looked more aggro though 

POWERTRAIN, PERFORMANCE 
AND ECONOMY 

Let’s get economy out of the way. There 
aren’t any stand-outs in this crew. All of these 
bikes circle the 20-24kmpl overall economy 
space returning about i6-i8kmpl in the city 
while carefully highway work will show you 
28-33kmpl. Economy isn’t going to help you 
choose - which is as it should be. 

The Benelli TNT6ooi has the smallest 
engine. The 6oocc inline four makes 82PS but 
at 231kg, it is also the heaviest here. While the 
Z8oo’s weight is close, the TNT is, wait for 
it, 48kg heavier than the lightest bike on this 
test. Uh oh. The 6ooi’s performance is calm 
and it posts the slowest o-iookmph times as 
well as top speeds - the only bike here that 
cannot touch 2ookmph. However, like we’ve 
said before, the 6ooi is not to be purchased 
for its performance. It’s a glorious sounding 
600 that goes quick enough to acquit itself on 
the highway and the city. The powertrain and 
its refinement could use more finesse but it’s 
a reasonably good starting point. 

The Honda CBR650FS inline four should 
be the goal for the 6ooi. The Honda makes a 
little more power - 86.5PS, a lot more torque 
and is among the lighter motorcycles on 
this test. This results in a smooth, flexible 
motor that is really good to use as a new 
rider. Power delivery is strongly linear with 
utter predictability and it’s very friendly. 

Actual performance is nearly identical to the 
Ninja 650 in o-iookmph but the top speed 
is higher. But Honda’s quiet civility is terrific 
for new riders. The Honda has just one 






problem, really. The bars buzz between 100 
and iqokmph hard enough to leave you with 
numb hands within two hours. That’s exactly 
where you tend to cruise Indian highways 
and it makes the Honda’s promising touring 
attributes fade a bit. 

The biggest inline four is the Kawasaki 
Z800. It would’ve been incredible if it wasn’t 
so heavy. At 229kg, the Kawasaki shows 
what was lost when the Ziooo’s aluminium 
frame was left out and a steel frame bought 
in instead. The effect is that despite having 
113PS on tap - only the MV makes more - the 
Z800 is not much quicker than even the 
N650 to lookmph. That said, give the Z800 a 
couple of hours, it’ll win you over. The engine 
is as flexible as a yoga instructor. Speed 
comes easily to the Z800 and whether you’re 
cruising or negotiating traffic, the Z8oo’s 
refinement and tractability make it one of the 
easiest bikes here to ride. 

The Triumph is similar in nature to the 
Kawasaki but its personality is stronger and 
more vibrant. The Street Triple cashes in its 
40kg weight advantage by offering genuine 
performance. Add the exhaust and its song 
is bettered only by the rabid MV. Top speed is 
nearly 23okmph - wind protection is sorely 
needed. But what is lovely about the Triumph 
is its deep intake roar which is joined by a 
nice roar from the exhaust. As stock, the 
StTriple is given to whistling long but that 
intake roar all on its own, makes it the most 
satisfying of the bikes to ride here aurally. The 
engine’s spread of power is also pretty broad 
but tall gearing makes it easy to stall in first 



Max power 86.5PS@ll,000rpm 



Max torque 62.9Nm@8,000rpm 



Kerb weight 215kg 



Wheelbase 1,449mm 



O-lOOkmph 3.9s 



Top speed 226kmph 



City economy 22.4kmpl 



Highway economy 28.6kmpl 



Overall economy 23.95kmpl 



+ Easy to ride, high quality 



Design, expensive 



Price ?8.25 lakh on-road Mumbai 



Honda CBR650F 

The CBR650F showed up at Milan two years ago 
featuring a new liquid-cooled DOHC 16 valve inline 
four making 86.5PS. The fuel injected motor uses 
a wet multi-plate clutch and a 6-speed gearbox. 
The engine is hung from a steel twin-spar frame 
while an aluminium swingarm hosts the rear 
wheel. Honda speaks of tuning chassis rigidity to 
offer more rider feel. Suspension? 41mm front fork 
and preload-only rear shock. Honda offers dual 
320mm ABS-equipped discs on the front. Honda 
also makes a naked machine named CB650F 
which is virtually identical to the CBR650F. In 
Honda’s lineup, the CBR650 fills the performance 
space between the CBR500R and the CBR600RR. 



Engine 16v DOHC 649cc inline four cyl 



DEC 2015 OVERDRIVE 157 







Max power 75PS@8,250rpm 



Max torque 68Nm@5,750rpm 



Kerb weight 193kg 



Wheelbase 1,445mm 



O-lOOkmph 3.9s 



Top speed 205kmph 



City economy NA 



Highway economy NA 



Overall economy NA 



Design, performance, feel 



Wind protection, expensive 



Ducat! Scrambler 

The Scrambler uses the 803cc 90° twin from the 
Monster 796. But the engine was detuned to 75PS 
for its role in the retro-naked. In fact, the Scrambler 
is the sole air-cooled engine left in the Ducati 
line-up. The 2-1 exhaust on the right, wet multi-plate 
clutch and a 6-speed gearbox round out the chain- 
driven bike. The engine sits in Ducati’s trellis frame 
while an aluminium swingarm is used out back. 
41mm non-adjustable forks and preload-only rear 
shock come from Kayaba. Ducati employ a radially 
mounted Brembo monoblock up front, ABS is stand- 
ard. The tyres are Pirelli MT 60 RS semi-knobbies 
with an 18-inch front wheel and a 17-inch rear. 



Engine 4v desmo 803cc L-Twin 



Price 



?7.97 lakh on-road Mumbai 




Do opposites attract? The most expensive, most powerful and lightest motorcycle runs next to the 
most affordable, least powerful and heaviest one. The surprise is that you can buy only one of the 
them right now. And that both make solid buy-worthy points. But the MV... It is special. It’s an animal 



gear. But stick in fourth or fifth and you can 
pretty much do everything. 

The Scrambler is a surprise. Its 
tiny dimensions nearly hide the 193kg 
motorcycle with 76PS on tap. The Ducati 
runs hard and strong to about i/okmph 
before power tails off. Like most Ducatis, 
throttle response is crisp and the big 90° 
V-twin likes to stay above 4,ooorpm for 
smoothness. In our traffic conditions, 
the herky-jerky big V-twin behaviour is 
probably the hardest thing about the Ducati 
in terms of living with it. Performance is 
respectable. Top speed is loskmph and at 
3.4s to lookmph, the Scrambler sits firmly 
in the fast end of the segment. 

The MV Agusta, though, is the bee’s 
knees. Its 125PS triple is mated to the 
second-lightest, shortest wheelbase-d 
motorcycle. The result is madness. Want 
perspective? The MV has 35kg and 35PS 
over the Honda CBR650F! The Brutale is 
constantly threatening to lift its front wheel, 
even in sixth gear. The power and torque 
are constantly being kept honest by traction 
control. Electric throttle response makes 
the MV hard to ride on anything less than 
perfect roads. I found that backing off the 
throttle response created a far more usable 
platform without any loss of the incredible 
power. It’s no surprise then, that the MV has 
the highest power to weight ratio, the highest 



top speed, a sub-3S lookmph sprint. It makes 
everything else here feel flaccid. Flip side? It 
runs really hot. It’s the first motorcycle I’ve 
tested where you’re conscious of engine heat 
even at cruising speeds. We didn’t get to run 
the MV through Mumbai traffic... thank god. 

HANDLING, RIDE AND BRAKING 

We begin, once more, at the Benelli. The 
6ooi has the mildest manners and not 
the most ability here. The chassis turns 
predictably enough but it lacks refinement 
and accuracy compared to the others. 
Braking similarly, is the worst here. The 
brakes are spongy and feedback is limited. 
The lack of ABS (across the range, not just 
on the 6ooi) is a huge deal. The good thing 
is the ride. The 6ooi is soft and it absorbs 
our roads well. The suspension setup isn’t 
terrific but the softness and the weight 
combine to produce a welcome result. 

The Kawasaki Z800 shows how soft 
should be done. The Z800 is sprung well 
but feels almost plush. Bad roads are 
handled well and the Kawasaki is amongst 
the most comfortable of the bikes here over 
practically any kind of terrain. The Z800 
feels long in corners but it understands how 
to use that to its advantage. It doesn’t turn 
in especially quickly but it is super stable 
mid-turn. The trick is to enter slow and use 
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out of corners with authority. Get this right 
and the Z8oo will work its rear tyre hard - 
and it feels great to ride like this. Brakes are 
friendly and strong and we like the fact that 
ABS is now standard. 

The Triumph is similar but with far 
greater agility. While the Z8oo does have 
rebound adjustment available front and rear, 
the Triumph only has preload on the rear 
monoshock. But it’s a good base setup. The 
Triumph is plush on good roads and has 
the ability to handle bad roads too. What it 
doesn’t like are sharp bumps which the forks 
struggle with a bit. The short wheelbase and 
the sporty nature give the StTriple very, very 
good cornering capabilities. It’s the happiest 
motorcycle here by a margin in the corners 
and it is sporty without requiring the rider 
to be very skilled. It’s a marvellous balance 
and the StTriple’s enduring popularity and 
worldwide acclaim aren’t hard to grasp. Also 
tremendous are the ABS brakes which offer 
incredible force and feedback. They’re the 
best here barring the MV, no question. 

The Ninja 650, in fact, isn’t quite as 
capable but has that one thing missing from 
the Triple - indestructibility. The N65o’s 
suspension feels cruder than everything 
but the Benelli, but it’s up to the job. The 
bike feels like it cannot be broken by roads 
and potholes and that’s a wonderful feeling. 
As a result, even when the road is getting 



uncomfortably broken, the N650 can be 
pushed hard. However, while a friendly, 
confident handler, the N650 feels a bit heavy 
in the corners and not particularly sporty. 

It’s the Honda that really nails the balance 
between sporty ride and handling. Its ride 
quality is well damped but not plush or 
wallowy. It absorbs more than you think it 
possibly could without feeling soft or wal- 
lowy under almost any condition. And yet, 
its handling is utterly neutral - it goes exactly 
where you point it and its reactions are 
both predictable and natural. The Triumph 
and the Honda, in this sense, are easily the 
motorcycles here with the greatest range in 
terms of keeping riders of all skills engaged 
and riding. Brakes are very, very good too - 
almost as good as the StTriple. 

The Ducati Scrambler is different. It’s 
very direct as bikes with wide bars tend to 
be and it turns much harder and grips a lot 
better than its block-pattern tyres suggest. 
Brakes are sharp and the ride is stiffer than 
you initially imagine. That said, it is the only 
bike here with any real soft-road ability 
and the Scrambler’s charm is unique and 
immensely enjoyable. 

Which brings us to the MV which is pure 
intensity. The wheelbase is dramatically 
shorter than the other bikes and that 
combines with its light weight almost 
too well. On perfect roads, the MV is 



uncatchable. It falls to deep lean angles in an 
instant and its grip and the feedback from 
the rock solid chassis are unmatched. Hard 
drive out of corners, tempered by traction 
control make the MV incredibly fast in and 
out of corners. Lovely and unrelenting! 
When the roads are less than perfect though, 
the MV is a handful and actively scary. The 
stiff suspension gives it a rock hard ride 
quality and the MV is constantly lifting 
wheels over crests and feeling skittish. Mid- 
corner bumps, similarly, are troublesome 
and riding the MV fast on stock settings 
requires great skill and concentration. I 
suspect that the hidden blessing here is that 
the MV gets fully adjustable suspension so 
it should be possible to find a more supple, 
softer setting that works on our roads. But 
as it is, my word, the MV’s an eye-openingly 
gung-ho motorcycle and requires absolute 
commitment and skill. I desperately want! 

VERDICT 

I don’t think riders in this segment should 
be purchasing bikes without ABS. And that 
flatly rules out recommendations for the 
Benelli 6ooi and the Ninja 650. The Benelli 
feels like an older design and is at the bottom 
of the spectrum anyway but look at the price 
and its value proposition. It is exactly the 
same price as the Ninja and offers an inline 
four - something Indians are crazy about. 







ACH OF THE SEVEN, RIGHT?! 
|THE LACK OF ABS MAKES THE 

Decision a wee but e ASiERi>f^ 

mND OF COURSE^THE MV'S NO^ 



H$ONSALE/DRAT! 



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YOU'D BE HARD 
PRESSED TO FIND A 
MORE REAL-WORLD 
SWARM OF FAST 
MOTORCYCLES. IF 
YOU'RE SERIOUS 
ABOUT RIDING, YOU 
SHOULD BE ON ONE 
OF THESE SEVEN 












Finding the Ninja 650 at the bottom, though, 
is genuinely heart breaking. It’s a wonderfully 
priced, extremely capable machine and if I 
had one. I’d ride it everywhere without a care 
in the world. With ABS, it might have been 
second or even tops in the comparo, but 
without ABS, I just cannot recommend it. 

I’d love to recommend the Brutale 800 
but Kinetic is pretty clear that the B800 isn’t 
coming anytime soon. Our guess would be 
a price around the ^15 lakh mark and that’s 
a lot of money. But for the money, the MV 
is an intense experience with the full gamut 
of electronics, enormous power and a light 
chassis that really dances. It is a beautiful 
motorcycle, no doubt. 

Similarly, the Ducati Scrambler, the other 
Italian machine is hard to put into an order 
here. It’s a dramatically different experience. 
The Scrambler is fast and capable. It’s a hard 
motorcycle to tour on though - there is no 
wind protection and mounting luggage is 
surprisingly hard. Our test bike also happens 
to have the worst seat of this test. What you 
should also know is that the Scrambler is a 
premium bike despite the Classic costing 
under ?8 lakh - not the highest price here. 
Service, for instance, costs twice as much as 
the Triumph and in that sense, you are buying 
a genuine premium motorcycle. It’s a thrilling 
ride but it’s a much more specific flavour 
than, for instance, the 821 Monster. 

The top three, then, is between the Honda 
CBR650F, the Triumph Street Triple and 
the Kawasaki Z800. And it is a tough battle. 
The Honda comes third. The CBR650F 
is extremely capable and extraordinarily 
friendly. It’ll corner harder than you think, 
do worse roads than you planned for and 
deliver a swift, satisfying ride. But the Honda 
looks meek, buzzes a bit and worst of all, is 
uninvolving to ride. It is a motorcycle you’ll 
be besotted with after years and years of 
riding - and I suspect that the lion’s chunk of 
middleweight motorcycle buyers aren’t going 
to keep any of these bikes for years and years. 
For its ^8.25 lakh (on-road Mumbai) price tag, 
the Honda also happens to be an expensive 
purchase, offering far less equipment than the 
Kawasaki and noticeably less performance 
than the Triumph. 

The Triumph comes in second. Which 
is primarily down to its optimistic price. 

The stock Street Triple is ^9.3 lakh on-road 
Mumbai and adding the exhaust takes that 
to ^9.6 lakh. That’s not a small amount of 
money. If the money isn’t a problem, you’ll 
get the best motorcycle of this group. The 
Street Triple can be as calm and friendly as the 



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Honda as well as nearly as intense as the MV, 
depending on your mood. Its intake noise, 
ride quality, handling as well as its brakes are 
absolutely terrific and its light weight makes 
all of these abilities (except noise, which isn’t 
related) shine harder. To make it a genuinely 
capable all-rounder, budget another ^15,000 
for wind protection at the minimum, though. 

The best deal of this lot, then, is the Ka- 
wasaki Z800. At ^8.7 lakh on-road Mumbai 
(Octroi), it’s ^50,000 less than the Triumph 
but that’s not the whole story. It seems the 
Kawasaki is ^40,000 more expensive than 
usual specifically in Mumbai so in all other 
places, expect the Kawasaki to be ?9 0,000- 
odd less than the Triumph. For the money, 
you get a civil motorcycle with immense 
ability and appeal, adjustable suspension 
and that amazing looking design. Like the 
Triumph, keep ^15,000-odd in hand to add 
some wind protection before heading out 
on one of the best touring motorcycles in 
the country today. 

The dream is of limitless power and 
technology but the truth is it takes a lot 
less to tick all the boxes. Given our chaotic, 
unpredictable conditions, less is more... H 3 




The two bikes that finish last here are in that position only thanks to one fatal flaw - the lack 
of ABS. It is unacceptable. Especially considering these two are the cheapest of the lot and 
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A lthough there are several different theories on why 
anyone would willingly put themselves through the 
Raid de Himalaya, mine goes like this - remember 
that sense of adventure you had when you were six 
years old, climbing trees, popping bicycle wheelies, 
eating things you didn’t recognise? Now imagine you’re all grown up 
with a decent amount of money saved up in your bank account, but 
that has cost you some fun in the sun. Eating a strange fruit doesn’t cut 
it anymore, so you buy yourself a car or motorcycle, spend some time 
and money on it, and step right up for one hell of an adventure at the 
Raid de Himalaya. 

When we were asked which of us at OVERDRIVE would cover the 



Raid, I jumped at the opportunity. Who wouldn’t? It was the legend- 
ary Raid de Himalaya! But honestly, I was more excited about my first 
visit to the Himalayas. To add to that, I got a brand new Maruti Suzuki 
S-Cross to cover the event! A week of driving through the Himalayas, 
covering one of the most anticipated motorsport events in India? “It 
will be helluva lot of discomfort and aches,” warned Bert. “But it’s 
going to be one hell of an experience.” 

DAYl - GETTING TO THE RAID 

An unofficial stage of the Raid is actually getting oneself to the start- 
line. In some cases, it involves getting your vehicle transported there 
while you travel comfortably, and in others, it means driving halfway 



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across the country in a Gypsy with no creature comforts and hard- 
ened suspension that rattles your spinal cord. The Raid claimed some 
of its victims before it had even started. I heard that one of the entrants 
couldn’t make it to the start because his vehicle burst into flames along 
the way. The next set of entrants that didn’t catch the ceremonial start 
did make it up to Shimla, but didn’t clear Scrutiny. 

Plenty of participants don’t enjoy the Raid, and that is part of the 
Raid ethos. You’re pulled out of your comfort zone within ten minutes 
of the start. And that means right from Scrutiny where even the paper 
work starts to make you feel uncomfortable. 

On the same day, I met Aravind KP, a seasoned rider with titles in 
the INRC and Supercross championship. He believes that the Raid is 
the INRC on steroids. “You cover around 300km in a day, which is 
almost twice the INRC,” says Aravind, “However, it’s got its own 
charm, you know?” 

I was dying to find out what this charm was all about. I waited for 
the day to end, and when it did, I couldn’t get a minute of sleep because 
of all the excitement. Big mistake, as it later turned out that it was the 
last chance I would have to sleep for anything longer than three hours 
at a stretch. 



Aditya Aggarwal, general manager of Maruti Suzuki 



Racing has been running somewhere in Maruti 
Suzuki’s DNA, as Suzuki takes part in a lot of 
motorsport events worldwide in both, two-wheeler 
and four-wheeler format. So in India, by God’s 
grace, the Raid de Himalaya has emerged as one of 
the top motorsport events in the world. So Maruti 
Suzuki has been involved for the past 17 years and 
it’sall justa way of life. 




none of those mountains even compare to the sheer magnitude of the 
ones in the Himalayas. So when we finally set up shop somewhere 
halfway up stage two, I left everyone behind to walk further up the dirt 
road to sit at the edge of a cliff and watch the rest of the sunrise. 

From where I sat, I had a bird’s-eye view of close to three kilometres 
of the stage leading up to my vantage point. When the stage finally 
started, you could hear the echoes of motorcycle engines thundering 
all across the valley from miles away. I noticed that some participants, 
mostly the rookies, were pushing harder than the others. The more ex- 
perienced of the lot knew better than that. They’d done the same thing 
at their first Raid, and by the end of day one, their vehicles had run their 
miles. The Raid is a test of man and machine, and each has to look after 
the other throughout the journey. 

By the end of the first leg, the numbers in the Xtreme category 
were down from a 100 to around 70. From there we began our 150km 
journey towards Manali through Jalori Pass. The drive to Manali was 
long and we reached the hotel by midnight. By the time we hit the sack, 
it was lam. “The convoy leaves tomorrow at 3am sharp,” the orders 
were clear and firm. 

Great. Two hours of sleep. 

DAYS - MANALI TO DALHOUSIE 
(DISTANCE - APPROX. 350KM) 

Waking up in very cold weather is quite a task. So the seven alarms I 
had set at intervals of two minutes each just about did their job of an- 
noying me out of my bed. Although there were two stages scheduled 
for the day, only one could be held. 

When we reached Kantindi, we were instructed to park there and 
walk up to the start. Little did we know that the start was a good three 
kilometres uphill. The four of us (the OVERDRIVE camera crew and I) 



DAY 2 - SHIM LA TO MANALI 
(DISTANCE - APPROX. 300KM) 

The Raid doesn’t start when the competitors 
line up for the first stage at around 7am. It 
starts much earlier; closer to 3:30am, when 
the marshalls and other officials leave as 
a convoy to set up TCs (Time Checks) all 
through the stages. I had to ensure that I 
was part of this convoy, and fortunately (or 
unfortunately) for me, I was already awake, 
and didn’t have to deal with the usual early 
morning grogginess. 

We followed the convoy in the dark, so 
we could set up at stage two early enough and 
by first light, we had reached a ravine with a 
river running through the middle. Although 
all I saw were silhouettes, I could tell that by 
sunrise I would be in for a treat. I had seen the 
Western Ghats and the Eastern Ghats, but 




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began our trek up, and just as we were cursing 
our luck, one of the competitors passing by 
in his Gypsy offered us a lift to the start. So 
we hopped on to the back, with nothing but 
a spare tyre occupying all the space, and held 
on to whatever we could, cameras and all, as 
he made his way to the checkpoint. 

I sawTsering Lhakpa prepping his vehicle 
there, with music blaring from his speakers. 
“The music must never stop,” he said with 
a big smile. “This is my seventh Raid and 
without music, this would be very hard to 
do. So the music must go on,” he said as his 
CO -driver, Venn Ramesh Kumar urged him to 
head to the start line. 

This stage was a mix of both tarmac and 



dirt. While the off-roaders had their share of 
fun in the dirt during the first leg, it was the 
Gypsys’ turn to shine, at least on the tarmac 
bits. However, Suresh Rana, who was in the 
lead after leg one, held first place in his Grand 
Vitara. Raj Singh Rathore was gaining on him 
as he finished third, behind Harpreet Bawa. 

In the Xtreme two-wheelers section, Aravind 
KP was on top of his game with his TVS RTR 
450FX, with his team-mate Natraj R following. 
In third place was Ashish Moudghil, who had 
returned to the Raid after a three-year hiatus. 

After the stage, we had to make our way to 
Dalhousie which was 200 kilometres away. 
We asked the marshalls which route to take 
and they gave us two options — take the main 



highway, which was probably faster, or take 
the route that the stage followed, the more 
scenic one. By a unanimous vote, we chose 
scenic over fast. You don’t get to visit the 
Himalayas every other week, so you have to 
make the most of what you have. 

However, we first had to make that long 
walk back to the car. Again, just as we started 
cursing our luck, I spotted an official’s tow 
truck heading downhill. We stopped him in 
his tracks and hopped on to the back. The 
driver very generously offered us some deli- 
cious ha^, which we not so wisely chose over 
getting a good hold on to something so as to 
not fall off the truck. 

We didn’t regret the additional twojiours 













The participants in the two-wheeler category 
are the real heroes, riding through some of 
the toughest terrain all alone, exposed to 
the elements 



we spent on the broken roads to Dalhousie. It seemed like the further 
into the Himalayas we went, the more gorgeous and cold it got. We 
reached Dalhousie relatively early, and managed to get a full three 
hours of sleep before waking up the next morning. It felt like quite a 
luxury, considering what lay ahead of us. 

DAY 4 - DALHOUSIE TO SRINAGAR 
(DISTANCE - APPROX. 400KM) 

By the third leg, the Raid was starting to take its toll on everybody, 
including me. And I was just a spectator. I could hardly imagine what 
the competitors were going through. Driving close to 400 kilometres 
in a day might be an easy feat on tarmac in the plains. However, in 
the mountains, covering a 100 kilometre stretch feels like twice the 
distance and takes twice as long. I wasn’t even driving half as fast as the 
participants, and I was in a heated S -Cross with soft suspension to soak 
up the bumps. These guys had to put up with the cold, an uncomfort- 




Maruti Suzuki Raid de Himalaya 




Gypsys seem to be the choice for most participants because they are 
affordable, easy to customise and tough as a nut. However, sometimes in 
motorsport, even the best of vehicles suffer mechanical issues 

able ride and lack of sleep. 

As usual, the convoy headed out at three in the morning, towards 
Sanghni. The stage was set across 56 kilometres of broken roads, tiny 
villages and massive green valleys that stretched out as far as the eye 
could see. We parked a little ahead of an army camp and set up the 
cameras. While we waited for the stage to open, the Army men gener- 
ously offered us nice hot cuppas, and we got chatting. They told us 
that this was very hostile territory, and that in 2008, there were some 
terrorist encounters recorded in this area. That unnerved me a little 
and to add to that, I had recently watched a play about a Norwegian 
playwright who was kidnapped and killed by terrorists in Kashmir 
several years ago. So once the stage started, I wandered ahead to find 
a nice spot to shoot, hoping not to get nabbed. I walked up the broken 
road till suddenly, it turned to freshly paved tarmac roads. I found out 



that the tarmac marked the beginning of Jammu and Kashmir while 
the broken road belonged to Himachal Pradesh. 

The competitors who had made it this far were starting to get a little 
more confident now, and they seemed to be pushing harder. This is 
when I first noticed a customised yellow Royal Enfield ridden by Sarah 
Kashyap, although at the end of the pack, doggedly making its way 
through every stage. 

By the time the final participant had finished, the chopper for an 
air-evacuation had been dispatched. Something serious had taken 
place and only on the way to Srinagar did I see the wrecked Gypsy 
driven by Samrat Yadav, all the way at the bottom of a steep ravine. 
From the looks of it, something had gone wrong with his vehicle, 
which caused it to go straight off a cliff during the transport stage. 
Thanks to the roll bars, there were no fatalities. 

We continued further till we had the option of taking the main 
highway, or cutting through Sinthan Pass, which, according to all the 
locals, was the better route and therefore our choice too. However, 
as we went higher, the roads got worse to the point that the route had 
turned into a rough path carved out of the mountain with boulders the 
size of armoured trucks scattered all over. To make things worse, none 
of the locals knew precisely how far we were from the top. While one 
said we were just 20 minutes away, the next said that we were at least 
an hour from it. They were all wrong though, as it took us nearly four 
hours to scale the pass, where to my relief, I saw tarmac. We stopped 
at the top to split a Snicker bar, a rare treat from our limited rations, to 
celebrate the climb and completing 1,000 kilometres on the odo, when 
we noticed a beautiful trace of the Milky Way above us. 

The rest of the journey to Srinagar was smooth sailing as I finally got 
the chance to let the S -Cross stretch her legs on smooth tarmac. We were 
back in bed quite late, to finally get some shut eye at one in the morning. 

DAY 5 - SRINAGAR TO RANGDUM 
(DISTANCE - APPROX. 300KM) 

The convoy was on the road by three the same morning and we were 
headed to Rangdum, the final destination before we headed back to 
Srinagar to wrap up. We were driving up Sonamarg towards Zoji La, 
and as the convoy stopped for a break, we decided to examine the 
S -Cross. 

“No punctures or damage to the car,” I declared proudly. 

“Let’s see if it makes it to Rangdum,” the cautious side of 
me reminded. 

“Of course. Of course, it will,” I grew optimistic as I got back into 
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By the time we reached Zoji La, the sun 
had started to rise, lighting up the valley from 
behind the horizon, and I came to a sudden 
halt and stepped out of the car to fully ap- 
preciate what I was looking at. The road went 
right through the middle of a valley that was 
surrounded by huge snow-capped moun- 
tains. In the heat of the moment, I forgot how 
high in the mountains I was and found myself 
standing in nothing but a thin shirt and jeans 
at three degrees Celsius. I jumped back into 
the warmth of my car and continued onward. 

The first stage was from Dras to Umba La, 
and although they were expecting snow and 
ice, the weather didn’t play foul. The roads 
were manageable and not too broken, but a 
small mistake meant shooting down a steep 
cliff It was a steady, steep climb to the top, 
and at this altitude after all three legs, the vehicles were really taking 
a beating. The second stage, from Panikher to Rangdum was a 53 
kilometre competitive stage through some of the worst roads I’ve ever 
seen. The order of the top three in the two-wheeler Xtreme category 
hadn’t changed with Aravind KP leading, followed by Natraj R and Ash- 
ish Moudghil. 

Once the participants had completed the stage, it was my turn to 
make it up to Rangdum. It felt like the longest, most arduous journey 
I’ve ever been through. I started my climb just as the sun started to set 
and it was dark by the time I got to the worst stretch of the road. We 
finally reached the camp, and after rambling around till we found our 
tent, we were out cold. Literally. 

DAY 6 - RANGDUM (DISTANCE - APPROX. 180KM) 

What I woke up to the next morning made all of it worth it. As a writer, 
I try to capture as much of my experience in words, but as PG Wode- 
house said, “The trouble about telling a story is that words are so feeble 
a means of depicting the supreme moments of life.” 

Rangdum is a large expanse of flat land at 3,657 metres above sea 
level, with enormous barren snow-capped mountains and glaciers 
surrounding it. It was close to five degree Celsius plus wind-chill dur- 
ing the day and around -10 degree Celsius at night. This was going to be 
the toughest leg of the Raid, with two stages spanning around 90 kilo- 
metres each, with dirt roads running between Rangdum and Padum. 
After five days of continuous driving through some of the toughest 



terrain, with very little sleep, and no time to eat, this was going to be 
quite a feat, for both man and machine. To add to that, the competi- 
tors were allowed 70 minutes to complete the stage. Lowis Siangshai 
and Sonam Wangchuk, despite being rookies, broke the stage record 
with a staggering 77 minutes. “We initially agreed upon taking it easy 
and just completing the stage,” said Sonam, as a we sat around a small 
wood fire heater in the tent. “But once you’re in the car and start the 
stage, you just want to give it all you’ve got and be the best.” 

The Raid is about taking hold of the competitor. Sometimes the car 
is the target, sometimes the driver. Long hours, cold climates, difficult 
conditions to sleep in - by that, I mean in a cotton tent at 4,000 metres, 
where temperatures are sub-zero - these things chip away at your very 
soul. This was evident even from a spectator’s point of view. The air felt 
very thin, and every movement drew twice as much energy as it would 
in the plains. I realised this when I stupidly ran to my camera to get a 
good shot, and I almost fell face first due to the lack of oxygen. “Slow, 
restricted movements,” I reminded myself 

Suresh Rana, who was leading the Xtreme 4x4 category all this 
while, rolled his car, which cost him 20 minutes and sent him to 
third place. Making the most of this opportunity Raj Singh Rathore 
took the lead. 

The S-Cross took on all the punishment of the Adventure Trial category and 
made it to the finish line. What initially started as a drift, ended as a face first 
fall for this participant below 




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When I got back to camp, all the vehicles were swarming with picked her up and did just that,” said Sarah Kashyap. 

mechanics all around trying to prep them for the final leg of the jour- Aravind KP was the first to make it down and was quite 

ney. By the time I got dinner and did my last minute check-ups of the happy about his first win in the Raid, “This was the only trophy 

S-Cross, it was half past one in the morning. We unanimously decided missing in my house.” He was soon joined by Natraj R and then 

to skip sleeping and get a head start so we could get to the finish line Ashish Moudghil. 

well ahead of everyone else, to get a little shut eye there. As I said my goodbye to the Himalayas, I asked why anyone 

would willingly put themselves through this. “Love for the moun- 
■ 7 " ‘ ; \ - 7 - 7 tains,” seemed to be the unanimous answer. And only as I looked 

: ® ; ® ; ^ back at my journey so far, did I understand the full meaning of 

As soon as we left camp, I took a left turn and drove for a few min- what they said. 

utes before realising that I had lost the road quite some time back. As the rest of the participants rolled down to the finish, most of 

Fortunately, I saw the headlights of another car far away and drove them didn’t care which position they were in. They were just happy 

vaguely in that direction, till my wheels were back on the road. to have made it out alive with their vehicles still in one piece. Just 

We made it to Dras where the final competitive stage was to end. like I did even though I was quite worried about whether or not the 

It was the same stage that was run on Day 5, but this time, black S-Cross would make it to the end. It’s a car built for paved roads, and 

ice had formed on the road. “I fell around 1 20km from the final TC where we went, there were no roads at all. But as long as I took care of 

and broke my collar bone, when I slid on the ice. But I promised her, she always seemed to take care of me. I guess the same applied to 

her (pointing at the bike) that I would get her back to Srinagar. So I all the 63 vehicles that crossed the finish line that da v^f^t 








[PACENOTES] 



I s it possible to grow up without 
heroes? Perhaps it is. Maybe there 
are people in the world who are so 
self-assured that they never look to 
others for inspiration. I certainly 
wasn’t one of them. My childhood 
idols ranged from an assorted bunch of 
fictional characters like Atticus Finch, Anne 
Shirley and Peter Parker, to writers like 
James Herriot and musicians like David 
Bowie. All of whom occupied small, yet 
very significant, nooks in my life. Even if 
you couldn’t detect their presence, they 
certainly were there. 

I suppose the more obvious influences 
happened to be a certain scarlet-clad 
seven-time world champion. An incredibly 
courageous Fi driver from the '70s whose 
characteristic red baseball cap can still be 
seen bobbing around in the paddock. And 
that charming gentleman often 
acknowledged to be the greatest driver in 
the world never to win an Fi title. 

Well, fictional or otherwise, I admired all 
these people for different reasons. I idolised 
them when I was little. Looked at them 
slightly more critically when I grew up. And 
gradually started to see them for who they 
were. Brilliant individuals in their own right. 
But also human. Which meant that, like you 
and me, they were flawed. And, like you and 
me, they made mistakes. 

So it was that over the years I grew to 
accept the victory leaps, with the stripping 
of points and the loss of face (and titles). To 
accept the seven world championships 
along with the suddenly stalled car at 
Rascasse Corner and the punishment that 
followed. I neither condoned nor approved 
of such behaviour. But I suppose I learned to 
slowly accept the humanity of everyone I 
idolised, rather than any sort of alleged 
divinity that I might have attributed to 
them. And I learned to understand that 
being a hero is neither easy, nor realistic. 

I remember when my understanding of 
what courage really is evolved a little. Growing 
up watching motorsport. I’d always assumed 
that courage meant never admitting you were 
afraid. Never showing the world any sign of 
weakness. And being 100 per cent committed 
through any sort of circumstance on the 
racetrack. . . irrespective of the consequences. 
But then I found a copy of Formula One: 
Unseen Archives by Tim Hillmd first read of 
Niki Lauda’s accident at Nordschleife in 1976 . 1 
was at first only too willing to attribute to 
Lauda superhuman qualities when I learned of 




Vaishali 

Dinakaran 



trained to do whatever it takes to achieve their 
goals. It is what they live for. Sometimes this 
willingness to do just about anything leads 
them to play dirty on the racetrack and push 
fellow racers to the extreme. At other times, it 
takes on the form of outright flaunting of the 
rules that might endanger a fellow racer. 
Sometimes it even involves searching for 
loopholes in the rulebook and appealing 
against decisions made by race stewards. On 
occasion it involves psychological warfare - 
that desire to get under a fellow racer’s skin 
and inside his head. Most of the time it causes 
a shift from the clean black and white of the 
chequered flag, and instead plunges racing 
into murky grey shadows. Oh these shadows 
aren’t seen every day, but when they do 
surface motorsport takes on a dark and 
sinister side. 



vaishali@overdrive.co.in 



Rewards and punishments are doled out in equal 
measure, championship outcomes change and 
history diverts from the path it was meant to take 



how, just six weeks after the accident that 
nearly killed him, he got back into the cockpit 
of an Fi car and drove to a fourth-place finish 
at Monza. To me it was something mere 
mortals were not capable of But then came 
the very last race of the season . . . 

...There was torrential rain in Japan, and 
Lauda decided to pull out of the race. Which 
meant that his title rival, McLaren’s James 
Hunt, won the championship by a single 
point. The consequences? Some accused 
Lauda of cowardice. And Ferrari was very 
angry with him for denying them their 
second world championship in a row. Lauda’s 
stance was simple though. He wasn’t willing 
to risk his life for a title. Of course, that didn’t 
stop him from coming back and taking two 
more world titles in 1977 and 1984. But at that 
moment in Suzuka in 1976, Niki Lauda 
proved that you could be just as courageous 
by deciding not to race... by deciding to 
forego a championship. He showed the world 
that he was human. It wasn’t an easy decision 
to make. 

Why, you ask? Because racers aren’t 
programmed to throw away titles. They’re 
programmed to win them. They are trained to 
strive for perfection. To be faster than every 
other person on the same starting grid as 
them. And, more often than not, they are 



In life, for every action there are 
consequences. Rewards and punishments 
are doled out in equal measure, 
championship outcomes change and 
history diverts from the path it was 
meant to take to the path it does take. 
Some people rejoice. Others are 
disappointed. Still more are disillusioned. 

The truth, though, is that the only 
illusion is the one we create - that our 
heroes are invincible and infallible. They 
aren’t. Sometimes, through the glitter of 
medals and trophies, through the foggy, 
giddy spray of champagne, we see the 
cracks. And we see the pedestals that we’d 
created for them to stand on crumble away 
beneath their feet. They touch the earth 
once again. They stand on the same soil as 
us. And, more often than not, once they’ve 
served their time, they go back to doing 
what it is they do best. There’s no guarantee 
that they won’t slip up again. But they will 
have learned their lessons and the 
generations that follow will try and keep 
those lessons in mind. And the show will go 
on. Things will go back to being black and 
white. . . until the next patch of grey surfaces. 

Thus we create our heroes. Thus we 
tear them down. Thus the circle of life 
continues. 03 



DEC 2015 OVERDRIVE 171 







I t’s been a long time since I made the pilgrimage to a WRC event, 
and I wasn’t going to refuse Hyundai’s invitation to travel to 
Barcelona for the Spanish leg of the WRC. The RallyRACC is the 
penultimate leg on the 13 event WRC calendar. It also marked 
the first WRC win for Norwegian Andreas Mikkelsen, who 
maintained a strong pace from start to finish despite some serious threats 
thrown up by compatriot Jari-Matti Latvala. Before this event began, 
Sebastian Ogier had already tied up the championship with seven wins 
and had nothing left to prove. Unfortunately what could have turned out 
to be another glorious run for the Frenchman turned to disaster on the final 
stage of the rally. A freak accident saw him slam into a barricade putting 
him out of the event. But that is what makes the Spanish rally interesting - a 
combination of gravel and tarmac stages mixes it up for drivers who have to 
transform their strategies and approach to the stages overnight. 

The change in terrain does not afflict just the drivers - service crews 
get hit harder than the drivers. That is because in just a little over an hour, 
service crews have to turn the car around, changing entire suspension 
systems and drivetrains to adapt to the change in surface. While a 



completely different setup is required for gravel thanks to the loose and 
uneven surfaces, the tarmac stages need a setup that allows downforce to 
play a bigger part in the equation. It’s all very touch and go but watching the 
service mechanics blaze around a car and change the entire underpining, 
and several components from the drive line in roughly an hour and ten 
minutes is earth shattering. One moment, there’s a vacant garage and the 
next it’s the mechs rather than the drivers racing against time. 

Day one of the RallyRACC was a special stage held within Barcelona 
city against the backdrop of the Palau Nacional, an imposing building 
whose grounds made for one of the most spectacular special stages on 
the entire calendar. Ogier in his Volkswagen Polo R WRC aced the stage 
leading Thierry Neuville in his Hyundai ho WRC with Mikkelsen trailing 
in third. The spectators were treated to not just the spectacle of the WRC 
cars drifting their way through the course but a special classic rally car stage 
and driver-signing event that gave them enough reason to cheer out loud. 

Day two was a dusty day that saw different drivers setting the pace and 
winning the various stages. Hayden Paddon (Hyundai), Mads Ostberg 
(Citroen), Robert Kubica (Ford), OttTanak (Ford) and Latvala (Volkswagen) 



172 OVERDRIVE DEC 2015 





all took the lead at various stages. But it was Ogier who continued to 
dominate the leaderboard. Dani Sordo (Hyundai) climbed into fourth 
position at the end of the day and was trying hard to find the pace to match 
up to that setby the Volkswagens. “ I’m aware that catching Sebastien Ogier 
and Jari-Matti Latvala will be extremely difficult, and I also have Mads 
Ostberg behind I need to keep an eye on. I took great risks except for the 
last stage where I did not want to collect a puncture or make mistakes,” said 
Dani. At the end of day two, the cars had to be prepared all over again for the 
following day’s stages which moved from gravel to tarmac. 

Day three and four were both tarmac stages, fast but not as dramatic 
as the previous day’s stages. The lack of drama was, however, made up 
by the sheer pace of the cars as the drivers roared through the stages. 
Volkswagen clearly dominated the proceedings of the day as they 
have at every other tarmac rally, with Ogier winning five stages of the 
day and Latvala, three. Ott Tanak and Jari-Matti Latvala both had a 
grim day with errors barring their progress. Latvala and Mikkelsen in 
fact consistently traded places in an effort to gain an upper hand until 
a puncture for Latvala allowed Mikkelsen to get ahead firmly. Latvala’s 




Dani Sordo delights the home crowd in Barcelona. VW service crews 
work against the 1 hour 7 minute deadline to adapt the car to tarmac 
stages. Notice the suspension has been completely taken off and the 
transfer case is being removed as well 

puncture also gave Dani Sordo more breathing space to inch closer to 
the podium. Though the Hyundai according to team principal Michael 
Nandan clearly lacked the pace, “the start of the first day on tarmac was 
a bit difficult for our cars - the riders said they had a lot of understeer. 
We were able to improve the performance by modifying the suspension 
set-up. I’m happy that Daniel Sordo still has hopes to get a good result at 
his home round.” 

The final day opened up with the Volkswagen taking up all the top 
three positions with Ogier in the lead followed by Mikkelsen and Latvala. 
Disaster, however ,struck Ogier on the final stage of the day, when he lost 
control of his car and struck a barrier, severely ending his hopes of taking 
a ninth win. The crash was in fact so severe that the stage had to be closed 
and the rest of the pack had to drive back to Salou for the podium finish 
on an alternate route, settling for a standard time. This handed Andreas 
Mikkelsen his first WRC win with Latvala coming in second. Dani Sordo 
who placed third gave plenty reason for the home crowds to cheer wildly as 
he drove onto the podium. By the time you read this, the 2015 WRC would 
have concluded at the final stage at Wales, Great Britain. HU 



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[RALLY ART] 



N orwegian rally man Mads 
Ostberg is 28-years old. 

He is already a veteran of 
89 world championship 
rallies, winner of one, five 
times in second place and 
on the podium on fourteen occasions, more 
often on the podium than he has had to retire 
from a world championship rally. As the final 
round of the 2015 WRC season approached, 
we asked him how he felt about being the 
highest placed non-Volkswagen driver in the 
world championship, the “best of the rest”, 
and also specifically if he found it strange 
that he should be leading his team-mate Kris 
Meeke, the officially nominated top driver of 
the Citroen Racing team, even though Mads 
has competed in one fewer round of the 
championship this year? 

I asked him if that felt weird. “No, 
definitely not weird. I don’t see why it 
should be weird. We have chosen a bit 
different strategy to Kris. On the occasions 
when we have not been prepared for an 
event we have settled instead for the decent 
speed. Kris, however, has still been pushing, 
and when you try without being properly 
prepared, very often you end up off the 
road, and I think that is what we have seen 
many times (for Kris).” 

Listening to all of Mads’ comments on the 
radio I got the impression that he was never 
really happy with the set-up of his car. “It has 
been quite a tricky season. We have done 
many rallies without prior testing, which 
means we go into rallies trying to find a good 
set up during the event. That is not very easy, 
so I have been struggling with that. On some 
rallies, I have been very happy with the car 
and other rallies, we have definitely been 
struggling. So it has been quite difficult and I 
think we have done the only thing we could 
do when we have not been well prepared, we 
have settled for a decent speed and I tried to 
get a good result.” 

But has 2015 gone as expected for Mads, 
apart from the strange thing in Australia? 
“Well at least we are not far off what we 
have been trying to do.” According to Mads, 
the aim for the season was to be a bit more 
careful, to try to get to the end of all rallies. 
“2015 has not been the most interesting year, 
but it has been a good year in many ways. We 
have gained a lot of points, had some very 
strong results and apart from the incident in 
Australia, I think it has been working quite 
well.” He missed starting in Australia because 
of his accident in recce when he collided with 




Martin 

Holmes 



an enormous logging truck travelling down 
the stage in the wrong direction. I got the 
distinct impression that when he first saw that 
truck, it was on the wrong side - it looked 
like it suddenly swerved to the correct side of 
the road. Was that right? “Yes that is correct. 

I was really surprised by the handling of the 
truck! It was a scary moment for sure and 
nothing you want to happen, but okay maybe 
it is something that can happen from time to 
time and unfortunately it was my turn. It was 
a very bad feeling and it was a very difficult 
decision not to start the rally.” 

Something has been missing from 
Ostberg’s - and Citroen’s - season, but it 
was difficult to put a finger on the lack of 
consistency in the team’s performances. Has 
anything apart from Australia been really 
frustrating for Mads this year? “From time to 
time, it has been maybe not frustrating but 
difficult for sure. I think maybe Poland was 
the most difficult. We went there after a long 
time since we had last tested, with no testing 
specifically for Poland. It was very difficult to 
enter this high-speed event unprepared. That 
was very frustrating and I felt like a bad driver, 
and I didn’t have any idea what we could do. It 
was difficult.” They had finished ninth overall 
in the rally. There were other really good 



rallies though - Mexico where they finished 
second, Argentina too, where they had a one- 
two finish with Kris first and Mads second. 

Coming up to his career with Citroen, 
Mads was noted for two special things, his 
incredible trustworthiness and reliability 
behind the wheel, and the fact that his asphalt 
driver skills fall well short of his gravel 
expertise. How does he now consider his 
driving on tarmac is progressing, especially 
because his fourth place on the mainly asphalt 
Catalunya Rally was a good sign, but no good 
news here. “It has not really developed, I 
cannot move forward without practice and 
that is why we really just have settled for the 
results we have done so far (Germany seventh, 
Spain fourth). We have to change that for the 
future. I have to have more time on tarmac. 

If I can’t find that in the team’s programme 



we have to look somewhere else to try to 
improve. We need more time in the car so we 
have to find the solution for that.” And as for 
the car itself, has Citroen matched the pace 
of development shown by rival teams? “We 
have done some small upgrades with the car, 
but for sure we are not where we want to be. 

I think everyone can agree on that. We can 
see that the potential is there but we need 
to change quite a lot and it will not happen 
in the near future.” Assuming he stays with 
the team, will it be with the same type of car, 
same specification, next year? “Yes, we will 
try to do something but for the moment, it 
is a difficult question to answer because I am 
not in charge of the technical side so we need 
to work a little bit more. We need to get more 
experience with what we are working with at 
the moment. Hopefully we can do it as soon 
as possible but I am not sure if it will be before 
next year.” 

And finally, the burning question which 
faces every professional driver, especially 
at this time of the season. Has anybody 
suggested if he will stay with the team or it 
is uncertain? “Not for the moment, we have 
no information that we can stay and no 
information that we have to leave, so for the 
moment, it is out in the open.” H3 



martinh@overdrive.co.in 



Before Citroen, Mads was noted for two special 
things, his incredible trustworthiness and reliabil- 
ity behind the wheel, and the fact that his asphalt 
driver skills fall well short of his gravel expertise 



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Marquez’s new name for the track he claimed in 



such 



style 



Words Michael Scott 



R acing heaven is a place on earth. You can go there, and 
if you are lucky, you might even see the Race of the 
Century. If you missed it this year, stay calm. Phillip 
Island has a habit of having a Race of the Century 
almost every time it’s warm and sunny. Pity that doesn’t 
happen more often. 

This year’s version was truly one of the very best - a four-way battle 
up front that could have gone any way until the end. Which was when it 
went the other way. Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha) had led more than 
anybody, and had six-tenths advantage as they started the 27th and last 
lap of the superb, sun-shimmering seaside circuit. 

Not even Marc Marquez was quite sure where he’d found his final 
lap, but it was the fastest of the race. “I pushed like it was a qualifying 
lap. I braked really late for Turn 4” (the old Honda Hairpin) “and took 
a lot of metres. I thought then maybe it would be possible. Then push, 
push, push.” 

When they arrived at Turn 10 (MG Corner), “I was behind. I thought 
- ‘Okay, I will try, but only if I see clear’. Then I see clear, just release the 
brake, and go in.” 

The Repsol Honda rider’s fifth win of the year (one more than Rossi) 
was also his career 50th, and one of his best. Lorenzo’s consolation at a 
surprise defeat was that all the same, the title tide had turned back his way. 
For that was only part of the drama. 

Their companions all race long had been Valentino Rossi (Movistar 
Yamaha) and second-fastest qualifier Andrea lannone. The Ducati rider 
earned his grid position by following Lorenzo, to the Spaniard’s spoken 
displeasure, for he was third, Marquez on pole. In the race, he could do 
more than follow. Hanging on grimly through the sweeps, he had a 
great surge of Ducati power to use every time down the front straight, to 
regain places over and again into the Turn 1 sweep. 



His best overtake was on lap 25. He was fourth; just ahead Rossi 
pushed inside Marquez at MG in a text-book blocker. It slowed both of 
them. lannone was perfectly poised to dive through the gap as they ran 
wide, to take over second place.' ' ^ ■ 

His most important was on the final lap, a few yards further on. Rossi 
had outbraked him into the corner, but he was ready and took third 
place back right on the exit. From there, the Desmosedici surge meant 
he was invulnerable, for his third podium of the season. 

And Rossi? He was the big loser, by a heart-breaking 88 hundredths 
of a second. From victory last year to fourth place this year was especially 
sobering, because it meant a loss of seven of the 18-points advantage he 
brought to his favourite circuit. 

“Today, the results could have been better if I would have been able 
to overtake lannone on the last lap. It was a shame I wasn’t able to stay 
on the podium - 1 had good pace and good speed. But it was still a good 
race,” he said. 

All riders chose Bridgestone’s special new asymmetric front tyre, 
and all of significance the softer-option rear; so the only question of tyre 
tactics would be in the art of preservation. This makes the final outcome 
more revealing. 

Marquez started from pole for the eighth time; Rossi on row three 
behind Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda), Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) 
and a flying Maverick Vinales (Suzuki), overcoming a i5kmph top- 
speed disadvantage. 

But it was lannone seizing control into the first corner after a 
rocket-ship launch and Lorenzo into second. Pedrosa held fourth from 
Crutchlow and Rossi at the end of the first lap. 

Lorenzo was ahead of lannone over the line, only for the red bike to 
surge past again before the first corner, a pattern that would be repeated 
also with other riders. Boy that Ducati is fast: 348kmph the best, in free 



178 OVERDRIVE DEC 2015 









practice, ten faster than Marquez’s best, and 14 more than Lorenzo. 

Rossi was on the move by lap three, past first Pedrosa and next time ' 
Crutchlow, who had got ahead of the factory Honda. Rossi was still 
close, and next time round he passed Marquez for the first time, though 
shortly afterwards lannone was ahead of both again. 

By the time the front four started to put a gap on Crutchlow, after 
one-third distance, Lorenzo’s earlier runaway - at one point almost 1.5 
seconds - was coming into jeopardy. Marquez was slicing a few tenths 
every lap, and the other two were coming with him. At least for a while. " . 
But by lap 17, when Marquez was ready to pounce, lannone was back in 
front of Rossi and 1.3 seconds adrift. 

Marquez led laps 18 to 20, but he couldn’t get away and his front tyre 
was feeling queasy. “I thought - time to cool down.” Lorenzo took over 
again, and by now all four were together again, for that classic finale. 

Behind them, it took Pedrosa until lap 16 to get ahead of 
Crutchlow, who complained afterwards of constant wheelspin. By 
now he was more than two seconds adrift, and the gap would almost 
double by race end. 

Crutchlow’s problems were not over. Vinales had been inches behind 
the pair all race long, and ahead of the fading Crutchlow with three laps 
to go. He was only two seconds off Pedrosa at the finish. 

Aleix Espargaro (Ecstar Suzuki) had dropped off the back of this 
group before half distance to be passed for eighth by brother Pol 
(Monster Yamaha), the pair still close at the end, and Bradley Smith 
(Monster Yamaha) less than a second away. Scott Redding (EG YDS 
Honda) had closed to within a second by the finish after a dire start, 
having got ahead of Danilo Petrucci (Pramac Ducati) in the closing 
laps, both leaving a fading and shame-faced Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati) 
trailing in an inexplicable 13th. 

Jack Miller (LCR Honda) had a strong race to be top Open Bike for 



mm 



All smiles is Marc Marquez on the podium, but the events that followed soon 
after meant that the Joker would smile no more 



the first time, although he had ceded a long-held 14th to Alvaro Bautista 
(Aprilia) in the latter stages. His sixth finish in the points was not his best 
result, but he had every reason to be “satisfied. Ok, it’s only 15th, but no 
one crashed - it was one of those races.” 

With only two retirements - Nicky Hayden stopped his Aspar Honda 
trackside with electronic gremlins, de Angelis’ replacement Damien 
Cudlin (loda ART) retired to the pits - the rest trailed in, with Abraham’s 
replacement rider Anthony West (AB Motoracing Honda) 23rd and last, 
but less than three seconds off Toni Elias (Eorward Yamaha), creditable 
enough for a first attempt. 



DEC 2015 OVERDRIVE 179 





MotoGP Sepang 




Lorenzo not just at the previous 
round, but for much of the year. 

A few hard on-track stares apart, 
nothing more had happened. . . until 
the MotoGP race started on time and in 
proper dry, hot weather. 

Now people puzzled by Rossi’s earlier assertions 
could see there was some justification. But this was after the outspoken 
comments, and surely Marquez had been goaded into it. 

As pole starter, Pedrosa led from start to finish; and as Lorenzo bullied 
his way into an early second - passing Rossi and Marquez on consecutive 
laps - and took off in fruitless pursuit, Marquez and Rossi were already 
fiercely engaged, and the Honda rider’s delaying tactics looked quite 
deliberate. At one point after yet another re-overtake of the Honda, Rossi 
looked round and waved angrily - “Stop messing me about.” 

What looked even more deliberate was his attack on the seventh of 
20 laps. They’d already changed places several times. Rossi had the inside 
line on the right-hand loop into Turn 14, leading onto the long back 
straight then the final hairpin. 

Now as he ran wide, he glanced twice over his shoulder at Marquez, 
slowed and ran further out to the track edge, then slowed some more. 
It then looked as though he’d then batted Marquez off with his knee, 
although it could have been an earlier impact from the Honda that 
caused the leg movement. The result was the same. 

Marquez down and out. Rossi in disgrace. 

Anybody expecting a quick decision from Race Direction (most 



ani Pedrosa took an imperious second win in three 
i races at the Malaysian Grand Prix. Jorge Lorenzo was a 
I steadfast second, drawing closer in the championship. 
And Valentino Rossi? He got away with murder. 
Speaking only figuratively, of course. The victim 
of his assassination attempt, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez didn’t die. 
Didn’t even sprain an ankle. And Race Direction took a sufficiently 
mild view of Rossi’s killer move to do no more than dock him three 
penalty points. 

The major casualty, however, was something intangible, 
something that belonged exclusively to the third-placed Movistar 
Yamaha - his reputation. 

Rossi’s name as a good sportsman and hard but fair competitor took 
a savage blow when he, apparently quite deliberately, lifted his bike and 
slowed radically into the last corner before the finishing straight, leaving 
Marquez nowhere to go but down in the dirt. 

According to Rossi, he was just trying to slow his rival’s run onto the 
straight - but a lap more than two seconds slower than his usual pace 
showed just how much he had backed off According to Marquez (and at 
least partially visible on the TV feed), Rossi had actually stuck out his leg 
and contacted his brake lever, causing him to crash. Rossi vehemently 
denied that this was deliberate. 

All the same, it was a deeply cynical move, and a shocking climax to 
almost four days of simmering tension, which had begun when Rossi 
had mounted a surprise personal attack on Marquez at the pre-race press 
conference, accusing him of underhand tactics intended to help Jorge 



180 OVERDRIVE DEC 2015 






The race went on, the front three continued in the same order to the 
finish. And then the arguments began. 



Rossi’s first response was that, because Marquez was always able to 
pass him down the straight, he had tried another tactic. “I lose a lot of 
time with Marc, so for Turn 14 , 1 try to go a little wider, to take the better 
line and make him slow. Because he was just riding to cause me some 
problems. Unfortunately, he come to me and he crash at that moment.” 
After being called before Race Direction and handed an effective 
back-of-the-grid penalty for the next race, he cut the (supposedly 
compulsory) press conference, but was persuaded by Yamaha to speak 
to the media later. 

The mood was generally condemnatory, with few springing to 
Rossi’s defence. Lorenzo complained about the leniency of the penalty, 
saying it would be fairer to ensure Rossi had the same number of points 
as victim Marquez - i.e. zero. Pedrosa said, ‘Anyone can make a mistake, 
but Rossi should have come to the press conference to explain his 
position. You have some questions for him, no?” 

Behind all this, the race had continued apace. With blazing heat not 
only sapping the tyre adhesion but also the riders’ energy, it remained 



lively in parts. 

Andrea Dovizioso had started strongly, though the Ducati was 
consigned to fifth by the end of lap one, team-mate Andrea lannone on 
his tail, but soon to drop off rapidly to another trackside retirement. This 
time, his radiator had been holed on the first lap. 

Dovi was soon out of touch with the leaders, and by lap seven coming 
under pressure from Cal Crutchlow’s LCR Honda. The Englishman 
attacked through the left-right Turns 9 and 10 just after half distance, and 
as he slipped inside for the second one, made contact with one of the 
Desmosedici’s two wings, tipping Dovi off for yet another zero points. 

Crutchlow was battling with grip, but couldn’t forgive himself for 
succumbing to Bradley Smith closing from behind after escaping from 
Monster Yamaha team-mate Pol Espargaro (the Spaniard riding in pain 
after suffering a hairline crack in his neck after he was knocked off in 
warm-up by Hector Barbera). 

Smith was ahead two laps after Dovizioso’s crash, and after a couple 
more laps of pressure was able to escape for a clear and impressive 
fourth, Crutchlow alone in fifth. 

There was a good fight behind, led for much of the race by Aleix 
Espargaro (Ecstar Suzuki). Danilo Petrucci (Pramac Ducati) was the 
strongest, though, taking over sixth with seven laps left, and moving 
clear for a first-ever dry-race top ten. 

This left the brothers Espargaro to battle with an on-form Stefan 
Bradl and an ever-improving Aprilia, until Maverick Vinales (Ecstar 
Suzuki) slipped past and the German started to lose ground. 

By the end, Aleix Espargaro narrowly managed to fend off team-mate 
Vinales; Pol, Bradl and then a lacklustre Scott Redding (EG-VDS Honda) 
in eleventh trailed in respectfully spaced apart. 

Yonny Hernandez (Pramac Ducati) was able to stay clear of Barbera 
(Avintia Ducati), through from a back-of-the-grid start as punishment 
for his morning collision with Espargaro. Just over a second behind 
came Toni Elias (Eorward Yamaha), in his first strong ride to his first 
points since taking over the bike four races ago. The former Motoz 
champion had come through a gaggle of Open Hondas on the way, and 
passed Alvaro Bautista (Aprilia) for 14th on the last lap. 

Nicky Hayden (Aspar Honda) was finally best of the B-team Hondas, 
only getting ahead of a persistent Jack Miller (LCR Honda) with three laps 
to go. Di Meglio (Avintia Ducati), Laverty (Aspar Honda) and second- 
race Abraham substitute, Anthony West (AB Motoracing Honda) 
followed along. 

Loris Baz (forward Yamaha) and de Angelis replacement Damian 
Cudlin (loda ART) both crashed, the latter on the first lap. E3 





From ‘too close for comfort’ racing to the smiling on the podium and 
penalties and punishment. Tough weekend for Forza Vale! 



DEC 2015 OVERDRIVE 181 





Landed! 

Inevitable outcomes at the season finale as Lorenzo’s sights land 



Words Michael Scott 




182 OVERDRIVE DEC 2015 
















lorge Lorenzo is the 2015 World Champion. The 28-year-old 
Spaniard won more races and more points than anybody else. 
He withstood huge pressure both off the track and on it at Va- 
lencia, with two Repsol Hondas pressing to the end. In this 
way, he to ok his third premier-class title, with the narrowest 
of wins. 

For many fans, it wasn’t enough. His defeated Movistar Yamaha 
team-mate, who finished fourth behind the Repsol Hondas of Marc 
Marquez and Dani Pedrosa, Valentino Rossi had put such a spin on the 
closing rounds of the season - suggesting conspiracy and unfair play, 
which had eventually resulted in his back-of-the-grid penalty at the last 
of 18 rounds of what had until then been a fascinating battle. 

Was the 36-year-old one-time charmer of the series just a sore loser? 

It looked so. And yet. And yet. . . 

It didn’t look that way to his millions of fans worldwide. It mattered 
not if the prima facie evidence suggested otherwise, nor that race 
authorities had ruled it was Rossi who had employed unfair, indeed 
dangerous tactics when he knocked Marc Marquez off at Sepang. 

Rossi could do no wrong. It was everybody else who was out of step. 

If he said Marquez had thrown the race, then it must be true. Even 
though the Spaniard’s explanation was plausible - that he’d been 
planning an attack in the last laps, as at Indianapolis, but that when 
Pedrosa caught up a two-second gap and passed him briefly on the 
penultimate lap, that gave Jorge the half-second advantage that put him 
narrowly out of reach. 

Marquez was 0.263 of a second adrift at the end, with Dani less 
than half a second behind. But why, asked Rossi rhetorically, with his 
infectious cackling laugh, had Dani been able to catch up if Marquez had 
not been running protectively at Lorenzo’s pace? 

Why not, comes the concomitant question from the other camp? 



With his late-season surge of form, Pedrosa had done much more than 
that when he won in Japan. 

The final race of the year enjoyed hot weather and even hotter 
passions in the Spanish sunshine. 

Lorenzo’s pole came by almost half a second from Marquez and 
Pedrosa. Rossi was 12th, but then he could spend the session checking 
race set-up, because he was going to the back of the grid anyway. 

As at every one of his six other wins this year, Lorenzo seized the lead 
into the first corner, and held it to the end. Both Hondas went with him, 
but while Marquez stayed there, Pedrosa was falling back with front grip 
issues and his familiar full-tank difficulties. “It was bottoming under 
braking,” he said. At one-third distance, he was two seconds away. 

Lorenzo kept his head down. “It was one of the most difficult races of 
my life,” he said. “The tension was very high from the first corner. I tried 
to push, but when the tyres started to drop off, the rear was slipping and 
spinning a lot, especially on the left.” 

On the short, intense circuit he was also having difficulty reading his 
lap board. “I just pushed to the maximum. At the end, I thought there 
were some laps left. Then I saw the chequer. It was very emotional. I don’t 
usually cry, but this time I couldn’t greet the fans as usual because I was 
crying so much.” 

Marquez was usually with half a second, often closer. He planned to 
pounce with three laps to go, but “at the place where I was stronger, turns 
five and six, there was a yellow flag.”Shortly after that, Pedrosa arrived, 
having found his pace by stopping, trying so hard. With two laps to go, 
he attacked and passed Marquez. But it didn’t last. . . he ran wide on the 
next corner, and was third again. But it had given Lorenzo a fraction of 
breathing space. 

Marquez came close in the last corner, but not quite close enough. 
Much to the suspicion of Rossi and his fans. 



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Rossi’s race was much as expected. Starting from 25th, he was up to 
16th before a quarter of a lap, then 15th by the end of it, already ahead of 
most of the Open class riders. 

The track is narrow and passing opportunities few, but by the end 
of lap three, he was up to ninth. Now the competition was a bit stiffer, 
and progress slowed. He pushed past Bradley Smith (Monster Yamaha) 
on lap six, next time round, his friend Danilo Petrucci (Pramac Ducati) 
moved so wide to let him by that Smith followed as well. 

It took four more laps before a rough pass on second Monster 
Yamaha rider Pol Espargaro put him sixth, and three more before he 
could finally get past Aleix Espargaro’s Ecstar Suzuki. 

There was one more to come - Andrea Dovizioso on the Ducati 
(team-mate Andrea lannone had already crashed out of fourth on 
lap three). 

That came on lap 13. Rossi was fourth. But he was more than ten 
seconds adrift of the leading trio, an interval that would stretch, slowly at 
first, until it was doubled at the end. 

fourth would have been enough to retain the points lead he has held 
all season long, but only if both Hondas finished ahead of Lorenzo. 

“I knew already my chances were small,” he said, in a long and 
impassioned (although outwardly good-humoured) post-race briefing. 

“It was a great season. The championship had the potential to be one 
of the best. But in the last three races, something happened that nobody 
expected. Marquez decided to protect Lorenzo. The problems started at 
Phillip Island.” 

(An assertion that still raises doubts, considering that Marquez had 
beaten Lorenzo there.) 

The situation had become worse and worse, he continued. “I knew 
already my championship was finished before this race, because 
Marquez would finish his work.” 



“I think this race was quite embarrassing. I was ready to lose the 
championship to Jorge, but this way is not fair.” 

Marquez, of course, denied it. You choose who to believe. Either way, 
he would probably have been fourth even if he had started from the first 
or second row. And as long as Lorenzo had won, he needed to be second 
to outscore him. 

All the controversy meant that the rest of the race was something of 
a sideshow. 

Pol Espargaro was fifth, three seconds ahead of team-mate Smith, 
who stole sixth from Dovizioso on the last lap. Aleix Espargaro had lost 
touch, five seconds away in eighth. 

Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) was ninth after a blazing ride. He’d lost a 
cylinder on the sighting laps, had to swap bikes, complete the warm-up 
behind the pace car, and started from the back. 

Petrucci was tenth, only narrowly ahead of Maverick Vinales 
(Ecstar Suzuki), who had come through and outpaced a big midfield 
pack. Michele Pirro (Ducati) was 12th, then Yonny Hernandez (Pramac 
Ducati), and then the remnants of that pack - Alvaro Bautista (Aprilia) 
still half-a-second clear of Scott Redding (EG-VDS Honda), who had also 
cut through in the closing stages for the final point. 

Hector Barbera (Avintia Ducati) had been his last victim, still inches 
behind, Nicky Hayden (Aspar Honda) was a couple of seconds down by 
the end, fending off Stefan Bradl on the second Aprilia. 

Then Loris Baz and late challenger Toni Elias (both Eorward Yamaha), 
Jack Miller (LCR Honda) less than a second down, and fellow Australian 
Anthony West (AB Motoracing Honda). 

Di Meglio, Parkes and Laverty retired. 

So that was that. Lorenzo 330 points, Rossi 325. Marquez was a safe 
third on 242. Pedrosa secured fourth on 208, with no-score lannone 
holding fifth from Smith, 188 to 181. 



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[SAGE SCOTT] 




Michael 

Scott 



michael@overdrive.co.in 



The best assumption is that nobody is innocent. 
But if Marquez really was playing unfair, it was 
the perfect crime. The only evidence is hearsay. 
And all of it, conflicting 



A s always, Rossi had the 
final word after the 
season-ending charade 
at Valencia. The race, 
he said, had been 
“embarrassing”. 

That actually meant more than he 
intended. He was summing up what he saw 
as a Spanish conspiracy to ensure Lorenzo’s 
victory - a pretend race by Marquez and a 
stitch -up for Valentino. 

“Embarrassing” also served to describe 
the whole melodrama, and the behaviour 
of Rossi himself, among others. After a 
classic season, it was a shame-faced climax. 
And made more so as riders, officials and 
Marquez’s HRC team kept on putting their 
foot in it. 

Embarrassing. And unnecessary. 

If only an instant decision had been made 
during the Malaysian race so much could 
have been avoided. 

Back in 2011, at Le Mans, the late Marco 
Simoncelli knocked Pedrosa flying. He was 
immediately called in for a ride-through. 

Had it been deliberate rather than a 
trademark over-ambitious lunge, then more 
punishment could have been applied later. 
But the matter was over. (As were Pedrosa’s 
title hopes.) 

Race Direction put this decision off until 
after the race because it was “so important 
to the championship”, and because (let’s 
face it) Rossi is Rossi, the most important of 
individuals. Also because Race Direction was 
busy directing the race, lacking time to go 
through all the slo-mo. This in itself is a good 
argument for adopting a Pormula i-style 
independent jury to work alongside them. 

But the basic facts were clear - Rossi had 
caused a crash. Earning a ride-through just 
for a start. There would have been a storm, 
certainly, and arguments. But no back-of- 
the-grid start. And none of the other silliness. 
And probably the same final outcome. 

Silliness like HRC’s on-again/off-again 
accusations of a deliberate kick. 

There’s a little blip on an abstruse graph 
somewhere, proving (say Honda) that the 
kick applied Marquez’s front brake. But unless 
there is also DNA from Rossi’s leathers on the 
lever, it only proves that the brake was applied. 

Questions remained unanswered, as 
HRC slipped into reverse. Twice. HRC had 
promised to show the data to the press; twice 
they changed their minds at the last moment. 
Bullish team principal, Livio Suppo, was also 
back-pedalling. The Sepang accusation “may 



have been a mistake”. Surely pressure from 
above. The Honda Motor Company could 
read the Tweets and posts as well as anybody, 
and some of them said - “I will never buy 
another Honda.” 

Putting the lid on it after the event, 
however, just looked silly. 

“May have been a mistake” came also 
from Lorenzo, who had rushed in with calls 
for disqualification on the day, and even 
tried to get his oar in on Rossi’s unsuccessful 
appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport 
to get his back-row start penalty suspended. 

There were other absurdities. Yamaha had 
a big All-Star gala planned for Saturday to 
celebrate their sixtieth - top brass from Japan 
and champions from round the world flown 
in. It was suddenly cancelled, with two days 
to go. 

Dorna also cancelled the usual pre-event 
press conference, fearful of who knows 
what? That the riders would start spitting in 
each other’s water-bottles? 

Then that last race. When Marquez 
shadowed Lorenzo the whole way. Was this 
the same rider who had swapped places 
with Rossi nine times in one single lap 
at Sepang? Was he, as Rossi said, riding 
“bodyguard”, so that he even acted to foil 



Pedrosa’s final attack? 

Or was it just the usual Lorenzo win - like 
all other six, led from first lap to last? 

We can never know. The best assumption 
is that nobody is innocent. But if Marquez 
really was playing unfair, it was the perfect 
crime. The only evidence is hearsay. And all 
of it, conflicting. 

An atmosphere rich in conspiracy 
theories at Valencia threw new light on 
Rossi’s dubious and completely unexpected 
verbal attack on Marquez that started it all 
off. Why had he done this? Nobody could 
figure it out at the time. In retrospect, he 
could have been preparing the ground and 
clouding the issue, in case of title loss? 

If so, it proves him far more cunning 
and calculating than any Spanish sub -plot 
to get together and help Jorge. One result is 
that there will always be a small smudge of 
suspicion over Lorenzo’s 2015 crown. 

Such theorising is of little value - the 
evergreen Rossi’s fairytale title return was 
lost. And like it or not, it was the faster, and 
not the more popular, rider that won. 

The dignity of racing, however, has 
suffered, along with that, Rossi himself. If 
‘dignity’ isn’t too absurd a word to use about a 
ruthless sport of manic egotism. 03 



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VW Vento Cup Sr JK Racing 




On the boil 

Title battles heat up at the third round of the Vento Cup and JK Racing Championship 



Words LljoMathal 

K arminder Singh, like several other racers, gets 
sleepless nights before a race. After all he has been 
trying to be the best out on track amongst the 
grid of drivers in the Volkswagen Vento Cup, and 
he’s tried to achieve this with his racing style and 
a certain measure of single-mindedness too. However, after the 
second Vento Cup race held at the third round of the championship, 
Karminder was all smiles. Of his race, he merely had this to say, “This 
is the first time that I haven’t asked for the championship standings 
after being guided back into the pits.” It was his way of saying that 
despite the fact that he’d only managed to get to the third step of the 
podium, he was still well aware that he was very much in contention 
for the title. 

Wind back to the second race of the first round of the 2015 Vento 
Cup - Karminder blazed right past the competition, finishing first 
despite the fact that he started from the middle of the field thanks to 



the reverse grid format. In the second round of the championship, 
Singh took a podium in the first race and victory in the second race. 
But what is of significance, however, is that he managed these wins 
after battling hard. The wins and podiums weren’t handed to him on 
a platter. The races were all closely fought. 

And it is close races that Volkswagen Motorsport India head Sirish 
Vissa wants. He is happy with the quality of racers that the Vento Cup 
is churning out, but he would still like very much for the back of the 
pack to catch up with the pole sitters. And of course he wants them 
to give the leaders a tough fight. The vast difference in the lap times is 
something that Vissa would prefer not to have for it’s close fights that 
he believes will make for more interesting races. Something which 
should pull in strong number of spectators for the events. 

Also at the third round of the Vento Cup at the Buddh 
International Circuit was inaugural Polo Cup Champion Sailesh 
Bolisetti. While Bolisetti had been a serious contender at the very first 



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race in Coimbatore, the second round didn’t go too well for him. But 
things were once again looking up at Round Three. He managed a 
podium at the third race - he had a fierce battle with Karminder for 
third position. When the chequered flag was waved, Karminder was 
ahead of Bolisetti, but, as fate would have it, post race analysis revealed 
that the former had run off the track area. Bolisetti was promoted 
to the podium. Of course, it probably isn’t the ideal way to score a 
podium during your racing comeback, but for Bolisetti it would do. 
The driver appears to be focussing on things other than racing for 
the time being - such as the rather lucrative career he is building for 
himself in Tollywood. 

Onto the wings and slicks then. Pole sitter in the first race of the JK 
FBo 2 series, or JK Racing India Series as it is popularly known, Ananth 
Shanmugam, led from start to finish. This led to a battle for second 
and third positions between two-time champion Vishnu Prasad and 
up and coming racer Akhil Rabindra. The duel between the pair saw 
places being swapped several times and it reached a crescendo when 
Akhil tried to move to the second position and went off the track due 
to a loss of traction. Vishnu on the other hand maintained his cool and 
hung on to second place while Karthik Tharani, who looked all set for 



third place, fell back and lost his position to Nayan Chatterjee. Nayan, 
who had started from seventh place was ecstatic after getting to the 
podium. It seems his years of training hard in go-karts are paying off 

During the first FB02 race on the second day of Round Three, 
Vishnu Prasad found that he was leading the pack in spite of starting 
fifth on the grid. Tharani Singh fought valiantly with the rest of the 
drivers to finish in second place after starting from seventh place on 
the grid. Day one’s race winner Ananth, though, had to be content with 
third position. The last FB02 race of the day started with a reverse grid. 
Guest driver Constantino Perroni, who suffered a lo-second penalty 
in race one and finished sixth, fought through the ranks to earn a 
well-deserved first place. Till the ninth lap, Constantino, Ananth and 
Krishnaraj Mahadik raced bumper-to-bumper. However, Krishnaraj 
couldn’t fend off an attack from a fast charging Vishnu who eventually 
clinched third position with Ananth taking second. Tharani, who has 
earned a seat in the JK FB02 Series as part of his prize for winning last 
year’s Polo Cup, is still figuring out his racing future. He is looking to 
compete in the Porsche Carrera Cup next year, but is currently doing 
the rounds in search for sponsorship. 

What we like about the JK FB02 series is that these races help 







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jRtaan Dodhiwaja, Anindith Reddy on the top step of the podium, 
and Karminder Pal Smgh smile as the Indian National Ahthem is 
played for the winners of the Vento Cup race. While on the LGB 
F4 podium are Krishnaraj Mahadik, Rohit Khanna and Vishnu 
Prasad. And it was good news for first time participants. Triumph 
‘[^Motorcycles India, who a clean sweep in the Superbike 

GOOcc class. Vijay Singh is alFsmiles as he receives the winner’s 
trophy Trom Triumph India boss, Vimal Sumbly 





























VW Vento Cup Sr JK Racing 




The LGB F4 races saw some serious action with plenty of scraps for 
position on track. Which doesn’t mean the Vento Cup races were dull, 
Certainly not with the crashes and the Safety Car situation that followed! 



aspiring racers gain a footing in international championships, thereby 
giving them a chance to compete with the best there is. Having said 
that, what these young racers also need is cutting edge equipment, and 
perhaps it is with this in mind that JK Tyre has decided to retire their 
FBo 2 s. The machines next year will be more ‘premium’, hinted JK Tyre 
head of motorsport, Sanjay Sharma. Meanwhile, the top three racers at 
the end of this championship get an F3 test with Euro International and 
if the results are good, they even stand a shot at a race seat - that sounds 
pretty darned good to us! 

On the other side, the diminutive Formula LGB cars managed to 
produce plenty of action. It didn’t end too well for championship leader 
Ajay Kini, though. The first two corners of race one saw him lose pace 
and eventually retire due to technical snags. Krishnaraj Mahadik and 
Rohit Khanna, meanwhile, were charging at each other for first place. 
The Safety Car, however, had to be brought out when Anshul Shah 
spun. This proved to be trouble for Rohit who was in the lead, as he 
was soon caught and eventually overtaken by Sandeep Kumar. Fate 
definitely wasn’t on his side as Rohit slid to third place after a move 
gone wrong, which allowed Diljith TS to gain a place on him. The 
fight for third position was a regular potboiler with five of the racers 
attacking each other on track. In the end, however, Vishnu Prasad with 



his pace managed to take third place just ahead of Krishnaraj Mahadik. 

Race two saw Ajay Kini back in action and looking set to take 
the chequered flag. However a fast-charging Sudarshana Rao, who 
kept swapping places with Ajay, jumped to first place. Ajay had to be 
content with second position while Rahul Rangaswamy came in third. 
On the second day, starting from third place, Rohit Khanna overtook 
the pole sitter during the second lap. He led for the next six laps and 
eventually won the race. For second place, Krishnaraj fought a charging 
Sudarshana Rao while Vishnu Prasad gained several places to finish 
third. In spite of all the action in the four-wheeler categories, it was the 
motorcycle races that had the crowds cheering to no end. Triumph 
Motorcycles India which participated in the Supersport category for 
the first time swept the podium with their Daytona 675 RS. 

The final round of the JK Tyre Racing championship and 
the Volkswagen Vento Cup is likely to be over by the time you read 
this. From the looks of the championship standings, Karminder 
Singh is the hot favourite to win the Vento Cup. The Delhi lad says 
that he eventually wants to try out the DTM, WTCC and Fi, but 
his immediate goal is to win the Vento Cup. Looks like he will 
continue to give the other racers sleepless nights and have a few 
more himself! H3 



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KNUT'S BOLTS 




Dan 

Knutson 



dan@overdrive.co.in 



You would not jump out of an airplane without 
a parachute, but it appears Red Bull did just that 
after dumping Renault and then having no 
engine for 2016 



D on’t step on people on the 
way up because you will 
need them on the way 
down- Williams team 
owner Frank Williams 
once said. 

Red Bull crushed the opposition when it 
won four consecutive drivers’ and 
constructors’ championships between 2010 
and 2013, and when the team was struggling 
to get an engine package sorted for next 
season, it found that it had few friends in the 
Formula 1 paddock. 

“We have a great team,” said Red Bull team 
principal Christian Horner. “We worked really 
hard to build this team, and I am absolutely 
determined that we will be here next year. But 
we need to have a strong and bright future as 
well, and this team is too strong and in many 
respects, that has worked against us .” 

Back when McLaren was dominating in the 
mid-1980s, team boss Ron Dennis said, 

“When you are king of the mountain, 
everybody wants to knock you off the top.” 
Red Bull has been knocked off the top of 
the mountain, and there is definitely a feeling 
of schadenfreude- pleasure derived from the 
misfortunes of others - in the paddock as 
teams gloated over the situation the team that 
spanked them so badly has fallen into. 

“Clearly there is an issue inside Red Bull, 
created by Red Bull and not by anybody else, 
and we are not a charity foundation, so we are 
not here to help,” McLaren’s racing director 
Eric Boullier said when asked about his team’s 
refusal to share its Honda engine supply with 
Red Bull. 

Red Bull has been a customer team in that it 
paid for the Renault engines that it has used 
since 2007, but it always aligned itself with the 
manufacturer teams and voted with them and 
against the small and midfield teams when it 
came to things like cost cutting proposals. So 
there is not that much sympathy from the 
midfield teams. 

“Maybe now Red Bull will get a feeling how 
it is for us when we have no control over many 
things in Ft including how much we have to 
pay for engines,” Force India’s vice team 
principal. Bob Fernley said. 

One leading figure in the paddock who has 
worked with Renault in the past, speaking on 
condition his name would not be revealed, 
said he never understood the way Red Bull 
treated Renault. He said it never looked like a 
partnership because Red Bull complained 
about the engines so often. “Once you have 
problems you have to solve them as a team,” he 



said, “but it was always a case of ‘us and them’.” 

Renault kept fairly quiet about the 
situation, but I hear that Renault CEO 
Carlos Ghosn wanted a letter of apology 
from Red Bull magnate Dietrich Mateschitz 
for all the complaints Red Bull made about 
its engine supplier. 

The big teams would rather Red Bull sticks 
around so they can defeat it on the track. But if 
Red Bull disappears the rules could be adjusted 
to allow third cars. 

“I’d rather have Red Bull in the sport than 
third cars and a grid of 27 or 28 cars,” said 
Mercedes Ft boss, Toto Wolff. “But this is 
definitely one of the fall-back solutions.” 

You would not jump out of an airplane 
without a parachute, but it appears Red Bull 
did just that after dumping Renault and then 
having no engine for 2016. Horner is a good 
businessman and smart operator in the 
Formula 1 paddock, so he wouldn’t have 
jumped without an engine parachute. So does 
this mean Red Bull was stitched up? 

“There is an awful lot of speculation, and 
there is an awful lot more to it than what you 
guys (the Fi media) sometimes draw conclu- 
sions to,” Horner said in early November. “We 
are working hard to find a solution and behind 
the scenes, there is an awful lot going on to try 



and achieve that. Obviously certain obstacles 
are being placed in our way.” 

Red Bull thought it had a deal to use 
Mercedes engines, and that is why Red Bull 
told Renault in August that it would end its 
contract that was supposed to run through 
2016. Mercedes, meanwhile, said it would not 
enter into formal discussions with Red Bull 
until the Renault situation was completely 
sorted out. Furthermore, after seeing how little 
recognition Renault got when Red Bull was 
winning, Mercedes wanted a clear marketing 
plan from Red Bull about how joint success 
would be promoted. 

Mercedes was also extremely leery because 
of the way Red Bull constantly criticised 
Renault, and it didn’t want the same thing 
happening if it hooked up with Red Bull. 

Eventually, Mercedes decided it did not 
want to share its engine with such a strong 
team. Then Ferrari refused Red Bull’s request 
for identical engines the factory team would 
use in 2016. The Honda option was squashed 
by Ron Dennis who vetoed the proposal 
even though Honda promised the FIA it 
would be willing to supply engines to 
another team next year. 

So that 's how Red Bull ended up with no 
engine for 2016 and fewfriends in the paddock. [sH 



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Motorsport News 



Patel wins race but loses title in Shanghai 

Indian racer ends debut season in the Audi R8 LMS Cup Championship fourth overall 




ADITYA PATEL FINISHED FOURTH 
overall in the 2015 Audi R8 LMS Cup after the 
sixth and final round of the championship 
concluded in Shanghai. He went into the 
round standing fifth in the championship with 
a possibility of winning the title. However, 
the first of the two races didn’t go too well 
for Patel. After facing engine trouble during 
practice, his team managed an engine swap 
in two hours’ time. Although he managed 
to qualify second behind Alex Yoong, the 
stewards penalised him for a minor technical 
infringement, which sent him all the way back 
to 17th on the grid. However, he managed to 
fight his way up to ninth by the end of the race 
after setting the fastest lap time. The second 
race was smooth sailing for Patel, especially 
since he was on pole thanks to his fastest lap 
in the first race. Patel held his position all 
through the race as he built up a good lead 
from his rivals to win. “It’s been a crazy year 
and there’s no better way than to top it off with 
a pole to flag victory in the final race," he said 
of his debut season in the series. And while 
he did end the season fourth, not the result he 
would have been hoping for, especially since 
he had a mathematical chance of winning the 
title in the last round, Patel did have formidable 
opponents like Alex Yoong who clinched the 
title for the second time. 



Gill's APRC 2015 season ends with a crash 

Ends his campaign third in the championship standings behind Pontus Tidemand and Michael Young 



GAURAV GILL HAS HAD A TOUGH 
2015 season in the Asia Pacific Rally 
Championship. To begin with, his Team 
MRF Skoda team-mate Pontus Tidemand 
won the title with a round to spare. This 
left the 2013 APRC champion from India 
to fight Michael Young for second place in 
the season-finale in China. Unfortunately 
for Gill though, the season ended with a 
crash in his Labia S2000. Far from the ideal 
season finale that he was hoping for. While 
Gill escaped uninjured, it was his co-driver 
Glenn MacNeall who suffered broken ribs. 
Effectively the pair was out of the rally, and 
thus could not score any points to bolster 
their championship standings. This meant 



that second place in the championship 
went to Michael Young, while Gill had to 
settle for third place. But even though the 
APRC has concluded this year, the Asia Cup 
is still going strong, as is the Indian Rally 
Championship, both of which will come 
together at the India Rally to be held in 
Chikmagalur from December 11-13. Gill will 
pilot his Mahindra Adventure SuperXUV 
there, and will hope to win the rally and the 
2015 IRC title too. Meanwhile, the driver also 
readies himself for the challenges of the 2016 
season, where he will hope to get back his 
title. Whether Team MRF will upgrade to the 
Skoda Labia R5 for next year remains to be 
seen. Watch this space for updates. 




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Motorsport News 



Mahindra's Peugeot 
connection now in MotoGP too 

Having acquired Peugeot Motorcycles in 
2014, perhaps Mahindra was only one step 
away from showcasing this symbiosis 
at the racetrack. The manufacturer has 
now announced that two Peugeot MGP30 
machines will compete in the 2016 
Moto3 championship. The motorcycles 
will be run by Saxoprint Racing and will 
be piloted by Frenchman Alexis Masbou 
and Scottish rider John McPhee. The 
manufacturer is certainly hoping that the 
2016 campaign that it's targetting will be 
successful - not in the least because the 
2015 Italian CIV Moto3 championship 
was won by Marco Bezzecchi astride 
an MGP30. Mahindra's Moto3 team 
principal, Mufaddal Choonia, hopes 
that this growth of the team within the 
Moto3 paddock will lead to technological 
benefits not only for Mahindra but for 
Peugeot motorcycles too. We reckon we'll 
have to wait and watch for these results. 
On track and off. 



Arjun Maini set for 2015 
Macau Grand Prix debut 

Arjun Maini is all set to make his debut 
in the Macau Grand Prix, that will take 
place between November 19 and 22, 

2015 (which means the race might be 
over when you read this) with British 
team T-Sport. The Indian racer who 
has competed in the European F3 
championship with Van Amersfoort 
Racing will switch teams for this event. 
Maini had performed well at the Pau street 
circuit in France earlier this year and he 
is hoping that he can once again do well 
at a street circuit, although it is the very 
formidable Macau track. Competing for 
T-Sport might be just what Maini needs, 
and the team comes with considerable 
experience, having managed a podium 
place in last year’s event. Their driver Nick 
Cassidy took third at the 2014 edition. 





Another podium for Armaan 

Finishes second in Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo race in Shanghai 



ARMAAN EBRAHIM AND TEAM-MATE 
Dilantha Malagamuwa finished second in 
the first race of Round 5 of the Lamborghini 
Blancpain Super Trofeo Asia Series held in 
Shanghai. The pair, driving a Lamborghini 
Huracan, qualified third overall and second 
in the Pro-Am class. They managed to make 
the most of their start in Race 1, with Armaan 
holding onto his grid position during the first 
stint and Dilantha also maintaining third. 



The pair were classified third on track at the 
end of the race. However, with race winner 
Afiq, from Malaysia, not being classified as 
he drove without a partner, Armaan and 
Dilantha were elevated to second place, 
which gave them 12 valuable points in the 
championship. Unfortunately, a drive- 
through penalty meant that the duo had to 
forego their hopes of another podium in 
Race 2, finishing fourth. 



Yaseen in Shell Asia Cup 

Indian amongst 13 riders selected to compete in 2016 season of racing 




AHAMED KADAI YASEEN FROM INDIA 
is one of the 13 candidates to be selected for 
the 2016 Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup. The 
selection took place at the Sepang Interna- 
tional Karting Circuit, where the racers rode 
customised Honda underbone scooters. 
They were judged by a panel of experts led 
by the director of the Cup, Alberto Puig. 
Yaseen and the others were tasked with set- 
ting the best lap times and also showcasing 



their handling skills on the scooters. “We 
are happy, we have some nationalities that 
could be in the lap times. This is important, 
and this gives us a better package for next 
year. From now on, we will have to try to 
work with these kids during the winter and 
see how they join together with the guys 
that are already in the Cup,” says Puig. Some 
riders from the 2015 edition of the champi- 
onship will also compete next year. 



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Motorsport News 




MRF Challenge: Matsuhita leads in Abu Dhabi 

Lady driver Tatiana Calderon causes a stir with some bold overtaking moves at Round 1 of the championship 



THE FIRST ROUND OF THE MRF CHALLENGE 2015 GOT OFF TO 
a good start for GPi driver Nobuharu Matsuhita, who took two wins 
over the course of the weekend at Abu Dhabi and ended up at the top 
of the championship standings. Matsuhita had already dominated 
the qualifying session and taken a fine pole position which helped 
him to a good, clean start during the first race. Matsuhita built 
his lead to four seconds over the rest of the pack as he crossed the 
chequered flag, while second place went to Pietro Fittipaldi, with 
Jake Dennis third. Nikola Troitckii won the second race with Tatiana 
Calderon second and Fittipaldi third. Matsuhita finished fourth. But 



then he dominated the third race. Behind him, it was Dennis who 
finished second, with Calderon, having made some bold overtaking 
manoeuvres, finishing third. During the fourth and final race, 
Fittipaldi won, but there was some amount of confusion behind 
him. Calderon had made a move on the very last lap of the race, but 
she and Reddy had crossed the finish line nearly side by side. The 
timing screens, however, confirmed that Calderon had crossed the 
line o.oi3secs ahead of Reddy. Matsushita finished in fourth place 
ahead of Dennis and Troitckii. This means at the end of Round 1, it's 
Matsuhita in the lead with 80 points, 12 ahead of Fittipaldi. 



Aravind KP is 2015 motorcycle rally champion 

Wins 2015 MRF MoGrip FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship with victory at Chikmagalur Rally 




FRESH AFTER HIS CLASS VICTORY AT 
the 2015 Raid de Himalaya, Aravind KP 
from TVS Racing continued his winning 
streak as he took the Group A win at the 
MRF 2W Rally of Chikmagalur with a time 
of 49 minutes and 8 seconds, in the fourth 
round of the 2015 MRF MoGrip FMSCI 
National Rally Championship. This meant 
that Aravind also clinched the overall 
championship title for 2015, after a rather 
dominant performance all year. Finishing 
close in second place in the rally was his 
team-mate, Nataraj R, with a time of 49 
minutes 29 seconds. Third overall was Abdul 
Wahid from the Group B class at 53 minutes 
4 seconds. The Rally covered close to 70km, 



with the Special Stages measuring 50km in 
three sections. Of the 40 participants that 
started the rally, only one participant didn’t 
finish, which was proof that while the stages 
were tough, they weren't punishing enough 
to break machinery. Rakesh Kumar won the 
Group B Ml four-stroke class, while the win 
in the Group B M2 four-stroke class went to 
Suhail Ahmed. Winning the Group B M3 
and M4 classes was Abdul Wahid, while SD 
Vishwas bagged victory in the Group B M5 
category for four-stroke motorcycles. Syed 
Asif Ali aced the scooter category of the 
event. Win in the Royal Enfield Single Make 
Class went to Sanjay Kumar. Francis PV took 
home the Star of Chikmagalur trophy. 



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TRIPLE CROWN 

If there were only three motors port events that you could compete in every year^ which 
three events would you pick and why? Have you managed to compete at any of these 
in the past? Good memories? 

RINOJ THOMAS 

I think that the Monaco Grand Prix, the Le Mans 24 hours and the Macau Grand Prix 
would be on the top of everybody's list. These are three of the best tracks in the 
world and unique as they are all street circuits with a huge amount of history Tve 
raced at Monaco five times in my career and also at Le Mans four times. 1 finished on 
the podium in the support race at Macau but never had the budget to do the main 
Formula 3 race, which is probably the biggest regret of my racing career. I finished on 
the podium at Monaco in GP2 in 2008 and led the race in 2009 ahead of Maldonado, 
D’Ambrosio and Huikenberg until the driveshaft broke. It's a magical circuit to drive on 
- you really have to be on top of the car and hustle it to get a lap time. In contrast, at 
Le Mans, you have to be relaxed and let the car and race come to you. A totally 
different challenge but it still gives me goosebumps when I think about driving a lap 
there at night when the track is fully rubbered up. 



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THIS IS SPARTA 

What do you think the atmosphere is like 
right now within the Mercedes camp? Nico 
Rosberg tossing his cap on Hamilton wasn’t 
a particularly classy move, was it? But is he 
justified in what he believed? And do you 
think Mercedes compromised Lewis' race at 
Mexico to ensure that Rosberg won and 
was pacified? Having his team-mate as 
double world champion might play on 
Rosberg's mind and affect him 
psychologically, true? 

MANOJ GOPALAN 

I think that the Mercedes management are 
going into play- it- safe mode. They’ve 
clinched both championships, they’ve done 



a great job and built a tremendous car. They 
really don't need any drama for the rest of 
the year so essentially they're keeping the 
cars and strategies equal. If they had pitted 
Nico and let Lewis stay out in Mexico, that 
would have seriously upset Nico again and I 
think by pitting both cars, they kept all 
things equal from their side. It's not the 
most exciting way to go racing for the 
people watching, but from within the team, I 
can fully understand their rationale. The 
season is pretty much done and dusted for 
them. Winning the final races is just purely 
about stats but really, they want things to 
be low stress. It's all about 2016 now and 
I'm sure the whole R&D department is 



working flat out to ensure they come out 
the block as strongly as this year. As for 
'cap-gate', I think it was nothing more than a 
bit of needling between team-mates and 
something that would never even have been 
discussed in the pre- Internet days! 

CLASH OF THE TITANS 

What’s your take on the Sepang Clash? Do 
you think that Valentino Rossi meant what 
he was saying about Marc Marquez slowing 
him down at Phillip Island, or was it just a 
strategy to get under Jorge Lorenzo's skin, 
which ultimately blew up in Rossi's face? 
ANOOP REDDT 

I think the whole MotoGP saga has exploded 
beyond anyone's expectations. My personal 
belief is that in Australia, Marquez was 
doing what was best for himself, but for 
some reason Rossi believed otherwise. 
Rossi's outburst before Malaysia certainly 
led to Marquez being overly aggressive with 
him there. Call me naive but I really don’t 
think that Marquez would have purposely 
helped Lorenzo in Valencia, Valencia is a 
seriously tricky circuit to overtake on and ttie 
Yamaha can out-accelerate the Honda out 
of the corners, which means that passing 
Lorenzo was never going to be an easy task. 
If you consider Jorge’s amazing pace and 
consistency through the race, I find it hard to 
believe the hype around this "Marquez the 
bodyguard" chat. EsD 




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Booted 

The best Polo in the world might be a Vento 



TOTAL MILEAGE 7,273km DATE ACQUIRED Oct 15 

M y last two longtermers 
have been Polos. The 
first one was a Polo GT 
TSI. The second was the 
Polo 1.5 TDI. I’ve loved 
both cars so much that I’m pretty sure that 
if I were to buy a car, it would be a Polo. They 
handle well, have enough power for every- 
thing you want to do, are good looking in a 
simple way and are some of the best put 
together cars out there. But, there are some 
chinks in their armour. 

The Polo GT TSI, as much fun as it was 



to drive around, would always burn a hole in 
your pocket if you like driving fast. The TDI on 
the other hand wasn’t so pleasant when the 
traffic got bad. And there was that massive 
problem that all Polos have - rear seat space. 
Unless you’re a small person, there is no way 
to sit comfortably in the back of a Polo. 

So then how do you get all the benefits of 
a Polo without any of the setbacks? Simple, 
you buy a Vento. 

I’ve been driving our longterm Vento for 
a bit now and it seems like the perfect solu- 
tion. It drives pretty much the same as the 



Polo. You do feel a bit of extra weight, but it’s 
no bother. It comes with that stonking 1.5TDI 
motor, which means you’re never in need of 
extra power. And the best part is that motor 
gets that awesome DSG ‘box which makes 
driving in the city a breeze. But wait, it gets 
better. All the space issues I had with the 
Polos, they’re all gone. The Vento has enough 
space to seat even Lijo in reasonable comfort. 

I’m pretty sure that the Vento will now be- 
come our long distance car of choice. Stay 
tuned for more on that. 

Ashok George 



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OTAL MILEAGE 9,700km DATE ACQUIRED Apr 15 THIS MONTH: MILEAGE 
FUEL 233 litres EFFICIENCY 19.22kmpl 




Ferine, my Triumph Street Triple, has 

just hit 10,000km. Its second service marks the 
end of its run as a member of the OD Garage. 
Time flies right? So does the Street Triple. 

I think the thing I’ve loved most about it is 
its temperament. It seems to be able to trun- 
dle along effortlessly at moderate, even lazy 
speeds when I cannot be bothered to ride fast- 
er. And you can also flip a switch and turn it into 
a hooligan. Just yesterday, I felt the bars go light 
and then the revs shot to the redline as the rear 
spun up simultaneously. Wow, how can you not 
love a motorcycle that can do both, eh? 

The Triumph has run the gauntlet of Mum- 
bai’s traffic and broken roads in the wet and the 
dry. It also logged thousands of highway miles 
as well as track miles. Here is what stood out, 
good, bad and ugly. 

THE TYRES 

I was told the stock Pirelli Diablo Rossi Cor- 
sas are too soft for our roads. My experience 
differs. First, they’re excellent tyres with 
immense grip both in the dry as well as the 
wet. I love them (to bits, literally) for it. The 
tyres lasted 8,500km with just one puncture 
in our hard use cycle and that is respectable. 
Especially considering that I’m not above fol- 
lowing smaller bikes into the soft shoulder to 
get around Mumbai’s traffic jams. A replace- 
ment set is ?39,000 (approx, Mumbai) but 
I hand-carried a set from the US - ?21,000 
from Revzilla.com. From what I can tell. 



GROUND CLEARANCE 

The Street Triple isn’t idiotically low on clear- 
ance but I have ground it over speed breakers at 
least 10 or 15 times in the 10,000km. Ordinarily, 
this wouldn’t trouble me. But the lowest thing 
on the bike is its deep sump and you really don’t 
want to be touching down things like that. I ex- 
plored bash plates but all significantly reduce 
clearance. The only way is to be extra careful 
over speed breakers. 

SERVICE 

I’ve asked around - including other bike brands 
- and Indian big bike service remains a variable 
experience. Mechanics are usually well-trained, 
but their diagnostic capabilities are limited. If 
a problem is not in the service manual, solu- 
tions can be hard to find. Usually, the service 
in-charge is responsible for more complicated 
matters and there simply isn’t enough talent 
across all the CBU brand dealers. Solution? I 
have two non-affiliated mechanics in Mumbai 
who I trust. I go to them first with complex prob- 
lems and to the manufacturer second. I em- 
pirically understand that I am not alone in this 
modus operandi. It’s served me well. 

PARTS PRICES 

I have to give Triumph credit for clever pricing 
of bike parts. They appear to have low prices 



for consumables and mechanical parts and 
much higher prices for cosmetic bits. This 
keeps living costs at a reasonable level. In that 
sense, the only unscheduled cost I’ve incurred 
in 10,000km is a set of replacement front 
brake pads that cost just over ?5,000. This was 
at about 6,000km. The worn ones still have 
2,000km left in them, I think, but I was headed 
out for a 3,500km ride including track time. 

FINISH AND PAINT QUALITY 

I’m a little disappointed by Triumph’s finish and 
paint quality. Despite taking great care, I can 
see dull spots where no scuffing can actually 
occur on a regular basis. Indeed, the new Bon- 
nies show that Triumph has leveled up in this 
department. Similarly, the braided front brake 
line has worn out a spot on the right fork tube. 
The line only touches the fork when the handle- 
bar is turned fully to the right so the anodisation 
must be comically thin. 

THE85PS MODEL 

I can honestly say 10,000km further down 
that road that the 106PS model is a vastly bet- 



1 













Performance mods 



ARROW EXHAUST (?37, 005) 

Didn’t think it was critical when I bought the 
bike. Now can’t imagine life without it. Not very 
loud at low revs, just the way I like it. 



ter motorcycle. I would tell everyone who 
has an un-exhausted StTriple to bite the 
bullet and get the Arrow. It’s lamentable 
that we get the 85PS version. I asked a se- 
nior Triumph UK official why the 106 still 
hasn’t shown up and I was given to under- 
stand that it’s just a matter of time. When 
the all-new StTriple arrives - probably early 
2017 - this detuned model aberration will 
become a thing of the past. 

On the other hand, the Arrow-equipped 
Street Triple is a very expensive purchase, 
but a very excellent motorcycle. The extra 
power makes life easier, the chassis feels 
more responsive and of course, it makes 
highway cruising more peaceful. 

WHAT FERINE TAUGHT ME 
ABOUT BIG BIKES 

First, not all work well in our conditions. 
Sportsbikes can be hard work and ad- 



venture tourers will do everything- but are " ' , 
slightly too gangly for the racetrack (which 
is an important part of my use cycle). Sport 
nakeds are near-perfect and it doesn’t take 
much to turn a basic sport naked into a 
tourer, or a more focussed track bike. 

Second, be aware of the costs of own- 
ing one. Be prepared to spend on insurance 
annually. If you’re riding a lot of miles, tyres 
are another substantial expense. Select a 
brand after you understand their service 
costs. Sometimes a cheap tag can hide an 
expensive aftersales experience. 

Third, don’t be afraid to ride your bike. 
They’re not as simple to ride as smaller 
bikes. Especially when it comes to park- 
ing them in a crowded place. But if you plan 
ahead, you can ride a lot more than you think. 

Finally, bigger, faster machines are huge 
fun. Don’t miss out. 



Touring mods 

JCMOTO LUGGAGE RACK (^6,500) 

I carry my leathers in a bag to the racetrack. 
Need I say more? JCMoto’s rack is very strong 
- far more than the usual 10kg rating. 

TRIUMPH POWER OUTLET (n,500 approx) 

The waterproof DIN-spec power outlet is OE on 
the Tiger. Installed underseat using the heated 
grips circuit so it’s both switched and fused. 

RAM BAR CLAMP MOUNT (?650) 

I only need the phone to run navigation on the 
bike. Add a Ram X-Grip, wonderful! 

PUIG SCREEN (m,000) 

For regular rides to the track lasting days, the 
screen perfectly takes care of windblast. 

KRIEGA FORK SEAL (n,700) 

Coated neoprene held by Velcro and zip ties, 
shrouds part of the USD forks’ travel from bugs 
and grit and extends fork seal life. 

OSRAM NIGHTBREAKER UNLIMITED (U388) 
Twice the illumination, same wattage and half 
the bulb life. Very bright, slightly more white. 

JCMOTO MIRROR EXTENSIONS (n,500) 

The mirrors aren’t as adjustable as I’d like. 
Short extensions solve this problem. 

Other mods 

JCMOTO TAILTIDY(?3,500) 

On my KTM, the extended tail looks good, on 
the Triumph not so much. JCMoto’s simple 
one-piece metal is light, short and looks right. 

KTM DUKE INDICATORS (?1,600) 

The StTriple gets really fuddy-duddy 
indicators. The sleek LED replacements look 
great. Internal resistors means blink rates are 
faster than stock but eminently usable. 



SPEED TRIPLE THROTTLE TUBE (^690) 
Shorter throttle travel makes engine response 
feel vastly crisper and WOT operation (at the 
track) much easier on the hands. 

DAYTONA 15T FRONT SPROCKET (?2,487) 
Reduces gearing by about 8 per cent. Top 
speed falls to 204kmph but so quick and no 
first gear stalling 

BATTERYTENDER CABLES (^400) 

Triumph sells a very reasonably priced 
Optimate branded trickle charger. The cables 
ensure I’m ready to be plugged in if needed. 

Protective mods 

JCMOTO FORK, FRAME, SWINGARM AND BAR 
SLIDER SET (m,800) 

Better safe than sorry eh? 

JCMOTO CHAIN GUARD (n,200) 

So my boot never meets sprocket in a crash 



Shubhabrata Marmar 




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Little high, little. . . lo, the Ciaz makes way for another 

TOTAL MILEAGE 9,933km DATE ACQUIRED Mar 15 THIS MONTH: MILEAGE 6,411km FUEL 439 litres EFFICIENCY 14.6kmpl 




The Ciaz has been with us for quite some time now and 

it's time to say goodbye. When the car first arrived, it went straight 
to Bert. He appreciated the car for its roomy interior and features 
but wasn't impressed with the 1.4-litre petrol motor. The long office 
commute was comfortable thanks to the plush and large seats. But 



within a few months, the car did begin to age sooner than expected. 
The suspension started to make noise and eventually had to be 
replaced even before the car clocked 10,000km. 

Bert decided to drive the S -Cross instead and I received the 
keys to the Ciaz. The petrol motor isn’t as performance-oriented 
compared to the rivals. However, the light clutch, smooth gearbox 
and good low down power make it a great car to drive in the city. 
On the highway too, there’s enough power to cruise effortlessly 
at triple digit speeds. While the car’s footprint is larger than 
competition, the kerb weight is surprisingly least, at just above a 
tonne! To my surprise, it doesn’t feel that light - the car is actually 
planted at higher speeds. 

The interior is a letdown according to me and is already 
beginning to look dated. Quality of materials used can be better but 
overall fit is still good. The touchscreen infotainment system offers 
a lot of features including navigation and reverse camera output. 
What’s missing though is Apple CarPlay which is a feature present 
in the same system fitted in the Baleno and S -Cross. I’m guessing 
future Ciaz models will get it too. The car is Maruti Suzuki’s best C 
sedan and I will miss the car for sure. Oh wait, the Baleno is here. . . 

Halley Prabhakar 



Finally clean 



2014 TVS STAR CITY + 

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Rishabh’s first love at OVERDRIVE may have been a llOcc, but its (usually) spotless ride left a lasting impression 
TOTAL MILEAGE 8,792km DATE ACQUIRED Aug 14 THIS MONTH: MILEAGE 4,368km FUEL 70.45 litres EFFICIENCY 62.00kmpl 




The TVS star City+ has been with us for more than a year 

and the little commuter has made a big impression on everyone who 
rode it. Before I first rode it, I thought that the motorcycle would be 
like any other boring lOO-IIOcc motorcycle, but you know what they 
say about not Judging a book by its squeaky clean cover, right? 

I liked the engine from the moment I thumbed the starter. It is in a 
happy state, whether at idle or when the motorcycle is running at top 
speed. Yes, there's some vibration at max speed but it's manageable. 
Its eager nature is particularly useful to tackle rush hour traffic. The 
engine had a cold start problem at one point, however, the issue was 
resolved when the StarCity-i- got back from service. 

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Complementing the engine is a sweet chassis that offers great 
feedback, a trait I discovered when I had to rush to get to a shoot on 
time. What I did not like were the tyres, which lack sufficient grip and 
are of the tube type. The brakes are great when you compare them to 
other drum brake equipped motorcycles, but after riding the Honda 
Livo (with a disc brake), I am convinced that TVS should introduce 
one in TVS Star City -k soon. The seat and riding position felt comfort- 
able during my 18km commute to office and I liked the shape of the 
knee recesses that helped me grab the tank. 

We did not have any complaints with TVS' service throughout the 
motorcycle's term with OVERDRIVE. They were prompt and did a 
fine Job of servicing the motorcycle. Sadly, its long, trouble-free run 
was interrupted by a weird problem that cropped up with the gear- 
box. On my way to work, the gearbox locked into second gear. It 
would not shift up or down and all attempts to get it to work were 
futile. Thankfully, I was close to office so it was not too taxing to run 
the motorcycle in second gear, all the way to the parking lot. The 
problem, however, magically disappeared when Jatin rode the motor- 
cycle the next day. Rishaad faced the same problem on one occasion 
too. We've asked TVS to look into the problem and they have already 
begun the diagnosis. 

It's time to bid adieu to the TVS Star City-i- now and it will always 
remain a special commuter motorcycle, not just because it was my 
first longtermer but also because it's a great 1 lOcc motorcycle. 

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Light ‘em up! 

It’s not only about seeing but also about being seen. We throw 
some light on the importance of... er... lights in your car 



T hey may be an overlooked 
item on your daily/monthly/ 
weekly checklist but you 
only realise their value when 
you need them the most. 
Your car’s lights may not require daily 
attention but it always helps to check them 
periodically. But before you set out for that 
drive under the stars, it’s wise to get to 
know the various functions of all the lights 
in your car. To begin with, a set of good 
headlamps is essential for the driver to 
see what lies ahead and to react in time to 
obstacles. A properly adjusted headlamp 
will be the difference between a stress free 
or fatigue inducing drive at night. Having 
sufficient forward vision will not only let 
you drive calmly but also help you spot 
that dog who decided to cross the highway 
just before your car. Tail lamps, on the 



other hand will ensure that you are visible 
to drivers behind you. Ensure that both 
the units are working and always carry an 
extra set of bulbs. 

Besides the head and tail lamps, fog lamps 
are also of equal importance. Many cars 
come with these from the mid-spec onwards 
and contrary to perception they are effective 
in both foggy and clear driving conditions. 
The front fog lamps will illuminate the edges 
of the road and highlight objects such as 
stones which, usually aren’t visible due to 
limitations of the headlamp. You can also 
switch them on to accompany the driving 
lamps during twilight, hence improving your 
visibility to others. 

Rear fog lamps will be highly effective 
during foggy days/nights. In fact, 
switching on the head/tail lamps while 
driving in inclement weather will improve 



your chances of being spotted, by several 
notches. This in turn will reduce the risk of 
accidents significantly. 

The indicators are useful to alert the 
world around you of your next move. 
Many accidents occur because the driver 
swerved or changed lanes without 
indicating. It certainly does not take too 
much effort to flick a stalk and that action 
can save you from a heap of trouble. 
Lastly, hazard lights are useful to show up 
a stationary /broken-down vehicle. We’ve 
at times seen people switch on the hazard 
lights when passing through a tunnel 
which will only confuse other drivers. 

It’ll be prudent to keep a check on the 
state of your car’s lights (bulb and lens) and 
battery over the period of ownership. It’s 
a small exercise but the rewards are huge 
and potentially life saving. H3 



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TAIL LAMPS 

A set of bright 
tail lamps are 
essential for 
getting noticed 
in the dark and 
to prevent a 
rear-end 
collision. 

Ensure that 
both the lamps 
are working and 
replace a fused 
bulb as soon 
as possible. 




INDICATORS 

Indicators are your means to show the 
world where you intend to go. Always 
indicate well in advance and check mirrors 
before turning. Hazard lights are useful to 
highlight a car that’s broken down. The 
feature is especially useful in case your car 
is stuck at an unsafe spot, such as around 
a corner. Place the hazard triangle a few 
feet away from the car to give others 
some space to react in time. 






HEADLAMP LEVEL AND BEAM 

Often forgotten, the headlamp leveller 
is a fantastic device to control how the 
light falls on the road. If you load a car 
with luggage and five adults, the rear is 
going to be suppressed, resulting in 
the headlamp beam pointing 
skywards. In such a case, roll the 
leveller switch to a setting where the 
beam falls on the road. The combina- 
tion switch lets you operate the 
headlamps, tail lights, indicators and 
switch between beams. Rotate the 
ends of the stalk to switch between 
parking/main lights. 




HEADLAMPS AND FOG LIGHTS 

On the left is an image with the lights on low beam while the one on the right is with the fog lamps on. The fog lights illuminates the 
space between the lower half of the headlamp beam and the bumper. Fog lamps also light up the edge of the road, helping you spot 
obstacles. Use high beam only when necessary and at times when there is no oncoming traffic. 



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I am considering buying a new hatchback. The two cars that I’ve homed in on are the Maruti 
Suzuki Baleno Delta 1.2 and the Ford Figo Titanium 1.2 Ti-V CT Which is the better car? 

NIBBIN THOMAS 

The Baleno Delta and Figo Titanium petrol variants are priced similarly (with a difference of 
^ 2,000 ex-Delhi). The Delta variant is one slot above the base Sigma while the Titanium is 
Ford’s premium variant. The Ford only offers a few extra comfort features. In terms of safety, 
both these car variants offer two airbags and ABS as standard. Only the Figo Titanium Plus gets 
six airbags. Features aside, the Baleno offers a better petrol motor, better feel from the gearbox, 
more cabin/boot space and is a segment higher. Resale value should be better too. Maruti 
Suzuki also offers a larger service network. 



WORTH THE WAIT? 

I am interested in buying the Toyota Fortuner. 
Should I getthe current model or wait forthe 
new model that is expected to be launched 
soon? The dealer says that the new Fortuner 
will cost?5-7 lakh more than the current 
generation model. 

DR HS MANN 

The Fortuner is a proven and reliable SUV. It is 
still one of our favourite SUVs today but we 
suggest you wait forthe all-new model. The 
next generation Fortuner has already been 
unveiled internationally and is expected to 




better the current model in every aspect. The 
new 2.8-litre motor is also a lot more powerful, 
refined and fuel efficient. Comfort features 
are expected to be better too. This will 
definitely add to the price but we still think it’s 
worth the wait. 

RSORSF 

I am lookingto purchase a motorcycle - my 
choices are the Bajaj Pulsar RS200 and the 
Suzuki Gixxer SF. My budget allows me to buy 
any of the two motorcycles. My priorities are 
comfort, acceleration, fuel efficiency and 




reliability.Whichoneofthesedoyou 

recommend? 

BHANU DAMIR 

They’re both good motorcycles. The Pulsar 
RS200 is significantly more powerful than the 
Gixxer SF. They’ re both quite comfortable but 
fuel efficiency will be slightly higher on the 
smaller Suzuki. However, to decide, consider 
how long you ’ll want to keep the motorcycle. 
Bajaj’s bikes age more rapidly so we wouldn’t 
recommend keeping them around for more 
than two years. 

ANTI-RUST TREATMENT 

Is it recommended to get an anti-rust 
treatment on the Renault Duster AWD? The 
representative at the car care centre says that 
the Duster doesn’t require it since it already 
gets an anti-rust coat from the manufacturer 
that’s good for seven years. 
SUBHAMOYMUKHERJEE 

While premium cars do get the coating from 
the manufacturer, cars like the Renault Duster 
don’t. It’s good to get an anti-rust treatment 
done from a professional car care centre, 
especially if you live close to the coast. 

MOTORCYCLE UNDER LAKH 

I am lookingfor a motorcycle and my budget is 
?90,000. 1 have shortlisted the following 
motorcycles - Bajaj Avenger Street 150, Hero 
Ignitor, Bajaj Pulsar 150, Bajaj Discover 150F. 
Which one would you recommend? My priorities 
are styling (cruiser bikes look the best in my 
opinion), comfortable ride and fuel efficiency. 
MIHIR PRAKASH 

First let’s be clear - cruisers cannot offer the 
most comfortable ride. It isn’t possible 
because the design reduces the travel on the 
shock absorbers. Of this lot, the Avenger 150 
does hold promise but we cannot recommend 
it because we have not road tested it yet. What 
we would urge you to consider is the Suzuki 
Gixxer. To us, it’s currently the best all-round 
150 though it isn’t a cruiser. 




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A nother year has passed 
and I thought it was time 
to look back to how much 
better we are riding now 
and to look forward to 
what we can do better in 2016. So here’s 
a very easy to implement series of ideas 
that cost nothing (or nearly nothing) but 
dramatically change your riding. 

1. FOCUS 

If you look at accident studies on motorcycles 
from all over the world, you’ll be shocked 
at how high rider error appears in the list of 
causes of crashes. Indeed, single bike crashes 
- where no other vehicle was involved is 
amongst the leading types of accidents. 

What that should tell you is that 
every time you get on a bike, you need 
to bring your A game. That begins with 
concentration. One of the reasons I love 
riding so much is because it allows me to 
concentrate fully on just one thing - it’s 
almost like meditating but a lot more lively. 

What you should aim for is a state 
where 100 per cent of your senses and 
brain are engaged in riding and nothing 
else. No mental lists, no noticing the girls, 
just pure riding. You’ll be amazed at the 
improvements. To ace this, you should be 
able to focus like this every time you ride. 

2. HOLDTHE BIKE RIGHT 

The handlebar, as I’ve said before, is not 
meant for you hold on to the bike with. 
It’s a finely tuned instrument designed for 
controlling speed and direction. The thumb 
rule is that everything below the belt line is 
meant to hold the bike with and everything 



above that is meant to control the bike 
with. Use your knees, thighs, calf muscles, 
ankles, anything that finds purchase on the 
motorcycle to hold on to it firmly. It should 
feel like you’re a part of the motorcycle. This 
will make your hands go light and free and 
you’ll think the motorcycle is 30kg lighter 
and therefore, vastly more responsive. This 
does imply a certain level of stamina and 
strength - but no one said motorcycling was 
easy. A good hard ride should manifest in 
sore thighs not sore arms or shoulders. 

3. LOOK WHERE YOU’RE GOING 

This is perhaps the most critical thing of all. If 
you had to pick one thing to nail, this would 
be it. Bikes go where the rider is looking. If 
you look at cars, that is where the bike goes. 
If you look at the spaces between the cars, 
that’s where the bike goes. Your eyes are 
naturally drawn to things that might hurt 
you. Unfortunately, the bike follows your 
eyes. The trick is to recognise the hazard and 
then pull your eyes to the escape path - your 
peripheral vision can track the hazard. 

4. EAR PLUGS 

Get past about /okmph and all you hear 
is wind noise. The problem is continued 
exposure to wind noise can cause 
permanent damage to your hearing. Not to 
mention masking other sounds, whether 
pleasant - like a lovely intake growl, or 
warnings - like a horn. While most people 
think ear plugs block sound, they actually 
cut volume. Look for a decibel rating on the 
packaging, go no higher than 29/33 dBA. 

Remember to ease yourself into ear plug 
use. It’s a massive change of sensory input. 



I recommend wearing them as much as 
an hour before your first ride with them. 
It gives the brain time to re-calibrate to the 
new quieter world your ears are reporting. 
Hop straight on the bike with plugs on the 
first time and you’ll scare yourself into never 
using a life-changing upgrade. Once your 
brain learns the new soundscape, you’ll 
realise that you can hear people talking, 
hear horns and engines. The only thing that 
goes missing are wind noise frequencies 
and trust me, you won’t miss those. 

Ear plugs can be hard to get in India, 
search in bigger chemist shops. People have 
reported success with swimming ear plugs 
though I prefer disposable soft foam ones 
shaped like a bullet. 

5. HEADLIGHTS IN THE DAY 

Visibility is the biggest challenge for the 
motorcyclist. Most vehicle to bike and 
pedestrian to bike crashes are caused 
because the vehicle/pedestrian couldn’t 
judge the speed at which the bike was 
approaching them. Which is because the 
scanty front profile of the average bike can 
disappear against busy urban backgrounds. 
An easy fix is to turn your headlight on. This 
might still be illegal in some places though 
new laws requiring lights to be on all the 
time for bikes are reportedly on their way. 
Running low beams is a great place to start 
but I’m not above switching to high beams 
for short periods if I think people around me 
aren’t checking their mirrors often enough 
to be aware of my presence. Used judiciously, 
a switched-on headlamp makes people 
around you ultra aware and it makes them 
less likelyto tangle with the bike. HE 



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FOCUS 

Riding is a form of 
meditation. Keep 
your mind focussed 
and distraction free. 
It’ll make the 
experience safer 
and more fun 



LOOKAHEAD 

This is the most 
basic and critical 
thing. Look where 
you want to go and 
your bike will head 
in that direction. It’s 
that simple and 
hugely effective 






LIGHT UP 

Keeping the main 
beam or parking 
light on at all times 
is safer as it makes 
you more visible to 
road users and 
pedestrians 






GRIP FIRMLY 

Use your lower 
body to firmly hold 
the bike. This 
includes thighs, 
calves and ankles. 
The hands should 
be light and free 






So here's a very easy to implement series of ideas 
that cost nothing (or nearly nothing) but dramaticaily 
change your riding 



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Simple 

AERODYNAMIC DOWNFORCE 




Road hugging cars 

When speed is the by-word for safety 




Words Shashank Singh 

LAST MONTH WE DISCUSSED A VERY 
undesirable property of air, drag. We also 
took a look at the various aerodynamic tricks 
used to minimise its effects. Now let us go 
into something air is good for in the context 
of automobiles and aerodynamics. 

When air moves, it creates pressure 
differences around the moving stream. These 
pressure zones, whether high or low have a 
strong relationship to the speed of the flow. 
This, in sum, is Bernoulli’s theorem. 

The airplane wing, or aerofoil, is designed 
to have a cross section that looks like a 
teardrop. This is placed so that the fat end 
leads the wing. On an aircraft, the bottom 
of the airfoil is generally flat and the upper 
surface is usually curved. This has a dramatic 
effect. As the air splits around the wing at 
speed, the air along the bottom travels a 
shorter distance than the wind that must 
run past the curved top surface of the wing. 
By Bernoulli’s theorem, the higher speed 
air creates a lower pressure zone on the top 
surface compared to a higher pressure on 
the lower surface from the slower air there. 
The result is that the wing experiences a net 
upward force called lift. When the speed of 
the aircraft (and its wing) reaches a critical 
point, lift becomes greater than gravity and 
the aircraft can now fly. 

Obviously, we do not want cars to fly 
off the ground, right? So in essence, cars 
use upside down aircraft wings to generate 
negative lift or downforce. 

The importance of downforce starts with 
motorsport. When the need is to go as fast as 
possible, one goal is to maximise straight line 
speed. The other solution is to increase speed 
in turns so that cars arrive on the straights 
going faster already and that increases speed 
overall, in every part of the track. 

The challenge with cornering a car harder 
is centrifugal force. Which essentially spends 
all its time trying to push anything going in a 
circular path, radially to the outside, pushing 
harder and harder as speeds rise. Engineers 



will add stickier tyres, stiffer suspension and 
increase the width of the car to raise the 
speed at which centrifugal force overcomes 
grip but like the hunt for great straight line 
speeds, costs, technology and often rules will 
limit what is possible. 

Enter wings, aerofoils, splitters et al. What 
these are tuned to do, is to increase the grip 
of the car by aerodynamic means - using 
downforce - with speed. And the faster 
you go, the more downforce and hence, 
grip you have. It is stupendous amounts of 
downforce that allow Fi cars to corner as fast 
as they can. Ironically, it is also downforce 
that often prevents drivers from chasing 
each other closely into corners. The driver 
behind receives turbulent air that reduces his 
downforce and consequently grip. Which 
means the driver behind has to back off 
lest centrifugal force wins. So critical is the 
downforce that drivers cannot slow in the 
middle of corners or keep running after the 
wings are damaged. 

Now imagine a car with a giant rear wing 
but no aerodynamic downforce generation at 
the front. Obviously, as it corners harder, the 
weight of the wing and then the downforce 
it generates will slowly make the front lighter 
and lighter until it goes into understeer. 
Reverse the position of the wing, and the 



centrifugal force will unstick the rear first, 
creating oversteer. Balancing the weight of 
aero devices and, more importantly, the 
downforce they generate, is an art. 

Normal passenger cars do not usually go 
fast enough to require such in-depth aero- 
wizardry outside of drag reduction. Which 
is why bolt-on spoilers on your Maruti 
Suzuki Swift are basically cosmetic add-ons. 
However, performance cars, whether hatch 
or saloon, can use spoilers to create greater 
high speed stability. 

The flip side of the spoiler is, of course, 
drag. This cuts top speed and in a race 
situation, the team has to work out the 
aerodynamics so as to balance drag and 
downforce to create the best possible lap 
time. In Fi, for example, a slow track like 
Monaco will usually favour a high downforce 
setup while a faster, more flowing circuit like 
Monza would prefer low downforce, low 
drag for its long straights. 

Similarly, while the fastest supercars like 
the McLaren Pi or LaFerrari deploy spoilers 
around iiokmph to create downforce, these 
devices are retracted at seriously high speeds 
in the search for top speed. 

There are, of course, other ways to play 
with air. Next month, we will talk about 
ground effect, Coanda effect and diffusers. E3 



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Product 

Used, abused and thoroughly enjoyed 



Dirtsack Frogman 

Fully waterproof, indigenous motorcycle tail bag 




Resonate ChargePLUS 

Premium motorcycle USB charger 

The ChargePLUS is a 2A-rated USB 
charger. Built from aluminium alloy, it 
feels robust and like it will last. It ships 
with 3m of fire resistant cables, a sticky 
mount, cable ties and two short but high 
quality flat charging cords - micro USB 
and lightning. What’s missing is a clamp 
style mount for a handlebar (Resonate is 
working on a solution) so I had to resort 
to cable ties which worked well enough. 

An IPX? waterproof rating means it can 
withstand a daily wash and safely be used 
in the rain. The 3m cable connects the unit 
directly to the battery so installation is 
simple. But it means that anyone can plug 
in, potentially draining your battery even if 
the ignition is off. A built-in failsafe cuts 
power when it detects that battery voltage 
has reduced to 12.1V, the minimum 
required to start a motorcycle. 

It charged my phone from empty to 
full at roughly the same rate as my 
similarly rated wall charger. Crucially, it 
still charged the phone, albeit at a slower 
rate when I had Google Maps running on 
3G and the display set to max brightness. 

There’s little to dislike - a cigarette- 
lighter socket would perhaps have had 
wider utility but Resonate says that 
design poses waterproofing challenges. 
Priced at ?2,800 on Amazon the 
ChargePLUS comes with a one-year 
warranty. It’s very expensive in a field of 
?300-500 cumbersome-looking 
Chinese, warranty-free USB chargers, 
but it’s easy to see where the money has 
gone in the quality of the unit. A smart 
investment if you need power on the go. 

Rishaad Mody 

^,800 amazon. in 



This 50-litre tail bag’s claim to fame is that it 
is the only fully waterproof motorcycle bag 
on sale by an Indian manufacturer. The Frog- 
man is a massive dry bag that comes with a 
harness which mounts on a motorcycle. 

The dry bag is constructed in bright 
yellow PVC with welded seams to ensure 
waterproofing. The top seals with hook-loop 
and you roll it thrice (at least) before closing 
the snap fit buckles at each end to close the 
bag and guarantee waterproofing. Loading 
the cavernous bag is easy but with no inter- 
nal organisation, you’ll want to make sure 
you pack such that nothing pokes into your 
back. 50 litres of space is generous and I was 
able to pack in a full leather suit and a week’s 
worth of clothes for a trip to the racetrack. 

Once packed, you place the bag on the 
900 Denier Polyester harness. The snap fit 
buckles on the roll-top click into the female 
buckle at either end of the harness. Three 
snap-fit compression webbing straps on 
the harness stretch over the bag, holding it 
in place along with two straps that stretch 
across the side of the bag. 

The process is easier than it sounds. 
Flowever, I discovered that dealing with all 
these straps and buckles can get painful in 
the extreme cold of Ladakh. The harness 
has a small pocket upfront and its zipper is 
reluctant around the pocket’s corners. The 
pocket’s not very wide either and is best for 
small, flat objects. There’s a reflective stripe 
at the bottom of the pocket which would 
work better positioned at the top. Flowever, all 
told, the bag feels tough and durable. 

Mounting it to the bike is 
easy. You get four sepa- 
rate straps, each 
with a loop on the 
end. The looped 
end connects to the 
bike and the other 
side connects to the 
bag via rugged slide 
adjust buckles. The 
front two buckles 
can be tethered to 
the pillion footpegs 
or any other lower 
anchor point that is 
preferably vertically 



under the buckle. The other two buckles are 
situated at the back of the bag. This can be 
a problem because you need a mounting 
point at the rear - like a luggage rack or a 
single-piece grab rail. Dirtsack’s solution, like 
most other Indian luggage manufacturers, is 
to connect the two straps and loop it under 
the tail of the motorcycle. It’s a fairly effective 
solution but we maintain that it’s a bad idea 
to have a strap anywhere close to where a 
spinning tyre can touch it. Not to mention the 
cosmetic damage that’ll come with the miles. 

On the move, the downside was that the 
bag never stayed firmly in place, moving a 
tiny bit forward on bumps and speedbreak- 
ers. This is a fairly significant problem on a 
compact motorcycle where the Frogman 
already eats into space. By virtue of its 
design, the bag is quite top heavy and also 
rather wide, neither of which are good things 
at high speeds. 

The Frogman is, undeniably, waterproof 
once the roll-top is secured but the pocket 
on the harness is not. Flowever, it moves 
around a bit no matter what you do and the 
only solution is to use it with a luggage rack 
with secure mount points. So unless you’re 
riding to an extreme location and water- 
proofing is essential, despite the Frogman’s 
capacity and utility, we think Dirtsack’s own 
Gypsy will be a better bag to live with. 

Rishaad Mody 

^ 3,850 dirtsack.in 




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SSteelbirdBang 

The latest Steelbird is a motocross 
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E Amkette S6 earphones 

These earphones are designed for 
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have decent sound quality. 

^695 1 flipkart.com 

B AGV Sport Phantom Suit 

This perforated leather suit has CE 
Level 1 rated armour in the knees, 
elbows and shoulders and comes with 
an aerodynamic speed hump. Available 
in multiple colour options. 

^55,000 1 performanceracing.in 

B Race Chrono 

Available as a paid app but the free 
version is good enough. It uses data 
and GPS to record lap times, while 
providing peak speeds and sector 
times. The app recognises all three 
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I 


0-100 (kmph) 


City (kmpi) 


Highway (kmpI 


il 


Boot Space (1) 








1 


Power Window 
(F/R) 


1 


1 Rear Aircon 



Upto ^5 lakh 



Tata Nano XE 


219872 


199000 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


624 


38 


51 


M 


105 


- 


- 


- 


23.6 


110 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Tata Nano XM 


251618 


229000 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


624 


38 


51 


M 


105 


- 


- 


- 


23.6 


110 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Tata Nano CNG 


265000 


251997 


Hatchback 


CNG 


624 


33 


45 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


25.4 


80 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Tata Nano XT 


271743 


249000 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


624 


38 


51 


M 


105 


- 


- 


- 


23.6 


110 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 STD 


273065 


249557 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


796 


48 


69 


M 


137 


18.6 


15.2 


25.3 


22.7 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Omni MPI STD 


278955 


256243 


Van 


Petrol 


796 


35 


59 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


16.8 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Omni E MPI STD 


280728 


254975 


Van 


Petrol 


796 


35 


59 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


16.8 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Renault Kwid STD 


285020 


256968 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


799 


54 


72 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


25.2 


300 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Tata Nano XMA 


293387 


269000 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


624 


38 


51 


A 


106 


32.2 


17.8 


25.4 


21.9 


94 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 LX 


311343 


286585 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


796 


48 


69 


M 


137 


18.6 


15.2 


25.3 


22.7 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Tata Nano XTA 


313000 


289000 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


624 


38 


51 


A 


106 


32.2 


17.8 


25.4 


21.9 


94 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


Y 


Hyundai Eon D-lite 


315041 


310789 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


814 


56 


75 


M 


131 


19.1 


15.6 


24.3 


21.1 


215 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Renault Kwid RxE 


317771 


288960 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


799 


54 


72 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


25.2 


300 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Renault Kwid RxE (0) 


324042 


294960 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


799 


54 


72 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


25.2 


300 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Lxi 


333988 


309434 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


796 


48 


69 


M 


137 


18.6 


15.2 


25.3 


22.7 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Eeco 5 Seater 


340623 


313758 


Van 


Petrol 


1196 


74 


101 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


15.1 


540 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Renault Kwid RxL 


341436 


311664 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


799 


54 


72 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


25.2 


300 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Alto KIO LX 


342919 


317819 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


998 


68 


90 


M 


- 


17.5 


16.5 


22.8 


24.1 


177 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Datsun GO D 


344123 


323543 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1198 


68 


104 


M 


158 


13.9 


17.6 


20.7 


20.6 


265 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Datsun GO D1 


346851 


326137 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1198 


68 


104 


M 


158 


13.9 


17.6 


20.7 


20.6 


265 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 VXi 


348269 


333491 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


796 


48 


69 


M 


137 


18.6 


15.2 


25.3 


22.7 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Lxi Airbag 


350763 


327650 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


796 


48 


69 


M 


137 


18.6 


15.2 


25.3 


22.7 


- 


N 


N 


N 


1 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Hyundai Eon D-lite+ 


351382 


336414 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


814 


56 


75 


M 


131 


19.1 


15.6 


24.3 


21.1 


215 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Eeco 7 Seater 


357797 


331051 


Van 


Petrol 


1196 


74 


101 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


15.1 


540 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Alto KIO LXi 


359780 


329694 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


998 


68 


90 


M 


- 


17.5 


16.5 


22.8 


24.1 


177 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Hyundai Eon Era+ 


366144 


350496 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


814 


56 


75 


M 


131 


19.1 


15.6 


24.3 


21.1 


215 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 VXi Airbag 


367533 


341774 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


796 


48 


69 


M 


137 


18.6 


15.2 


25.3 


22.7 


- 


N 


N 


N 


1 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Eeco 5 Seater A/C 


370641 


344237 


Van 


Petrol 


1196 


74 


101 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


15.1 


540 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Renault Kwid RxT 


372410 


344131 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


799 


54 


72 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


25.2 


300 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Nissan Micra Active XE 


376311 


350000 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1198 


68 


104 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


19.5 


251 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Alto KIO VXi 


377309 


351134 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


998 


68 


90 


M 


- 


17.5 


16.5 


22.8 


24.1 


177 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Chevrolet Spark Base 


378996 


360949 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


995 


61 


87 


M 


153 


15.1 


12.0 


18.8 


16.2 


170 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Datsun GO A 


381424 


359043 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1198 


68 


104 


M 


158 


13.9 


17.6 


20.7 


20.6 


265 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Renault Kwid RxT (0) 


381814 


353131 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


799 


54 


72 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


25.2 


300 


N 


N 


N 


1 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Wagon R LX 


388266 


369253 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


998 


68 


90 


M 


147 


16.2 


17.5 


23.0 


20.5 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 LXi CNG 


393941 


367242 


Hatchback 


CNG 


796 


48 


69 


M 


137 


21.5 


15.9 


23.2 


30.5 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Alto KIO VXi (0) 


397973 


371070 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


998 


68 


90 


M 


- 


17.5 


16.5 


22.8 


24.1 


177 


N 


N 


N 


1 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai Eon Magna+ 


398641 


381499 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


814 


56 


75 


M 


131 


19.1 


15.6 


24.3 


21.1 


215 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Datsun G0+ D 


398861 


379642 


MPV 


Petrol 


1198 


68 


104 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


20.6 


48 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Chevrolet Spark LS 


408116 


388682 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


995 


61 


87 


M 


153 


15.1 


12.0 


18.8 


16.2 


170 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Eeco 5 seater CNG 


410322 


381292 


Van 


CNG 


1196 


74 


101 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


20.0 


540 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Tata Indica emax GLS 


411696 


404241 


Hatchback 


CNG 


1193 


56 


90 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


23.7 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Celerio LXi 


417551 


395687 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


998 


68 


90 


M 


148 


16.8 


16.2 


22.1 


23.1 


235 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Datsun G0+ D1 


421047 


382238 


MPV 


Petrol 


1198 


68 


104 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


20.6 


48 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Hyundai Eon 1.0 Kappa Magna + 


423536 


411477 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


998 


69 


94 


M 


139 


13.7 


14.8 


23.2 


20.3 


215 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Wagon R LXi 


424842 


401828 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


998 


68 


90 


M 


147 


16.2 


17.5 


23.0 


20.5 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Alto KIO LXi CNG 


425253 


401115 


Hatchback 


CNG 


998 


59 


78 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


32.3 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Hyundai Eon Magna+LPG 


426812 


408372 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


814 


56 


75 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


21.1 


215 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai Eon Sportz 


428382 


409870 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


814 


56 


75 


M 


131 


19.1 


15.6 


24.3 


21.1 


215 


N 


N 


N 


1 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Alto KIO VXi AMT 


428875 


400881 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


998 


68 


90 


A 


- 


17.5 


16.5 


22.8 


24.1 


177 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Datsun GO T 


429615 


404912 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1198 


68 


104 


M 


158 


13.9 


17.6 


20.7 


20.6 


265 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai ilO 1.1 iRDE2 Era 


434150 


417615 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1086 


69 


99 


M 


143 


15.3 


15.4 


18.8 


19.8 


225 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Datsun G0+ A 


436159 


415142 


MPV 


Petrol 


1198 


68 


104 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


20.6 


48 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Chevrolet Spark LT 


439396 


418472 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


995 


61 


87 


M 


153 


15.1 


12.0 


18.8 


16.2 


170 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Tata Indica emax GLX 


439811 


431535 


Hatchback 


CNG 


1193 


56 


90 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


23.7 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai Eon 1.0 Kappa Magna+ (0) 


443215 


424022 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


998 


69 


94 


M 


139 


13.7 


14.8 


23.2 


20.3 


215 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki WagonR Stingray LXi 


444832 


421113 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


998 


68 


90 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


20.5 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Chevrolet Beat 1.2 PS 


445070 


424239 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1199 


78 


107 


M 


145 


16.5 


14.4 


19.7 


18.6 


170 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Eeco 5 seater A/C CNG 


446852 


418040 


Van 


CNG 


1196 


74 


101 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


20.0 


540 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Celerio VXi 


448783 


426117 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


998 


68 


90 


M 


148 


16.8 


16.2 


22.1 


23.1 


235 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Datsun GO T (0) 


449751 


419912 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1198 


68 


104 


M 


158 


13.9 


17.6 


20.7 


20.6 


265 


N 


N 


N 


1 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Honda Brio E MT 


450925 


421400 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1198 


88 


109 


M 


143 


12.9 


14.6 


21.3 


19.4 


175 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Wagon R VXi 


451430 


427565 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


998 


68 


90 


M 


147 


16.2 


17.5 


23.0 


20.5 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


Y 


Ford Figo 1.2 Petrol Base 


452924 


429900 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1196 


88 


112 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


18.2 


257 


N 


N 


N 


1 


N/N 


N 


N 


Hyundai ilO 1.1 iRDE2 Magna 


458601 


440949 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1086 


69 


99 


M 


143 


15.3 


15.4 


18.8 


19.8 


225 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Wagon R LXi (0) 


459167 


435484 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


998 


68 


90 


M 


147 


16.2 


17.5 


23.0 


20.5 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Tata Bolt 1.2 XE 


466115 


445381 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1193 


90 


140 


M 


161 


15.0 


12.8 


18.6 


17.6 


210 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Tata Indica BS IV LS 


468588 


460548 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1396 


70 


140 


M 


159 


15.6 


15.6 


22.5 


25.0 


220 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Nissan Micra Active XL 


469282 


447671 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1198 


68 


104 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


19.5 


251 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Celerio LXi AMT 


470120 


440125 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


998 


68 


90 


A 


152 


17.1 


15.5 


21.6 


23.1 


235 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Chevrolet Beat 1.2 LS 


472123 


450004 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1199 


78 


107 


M 


145 


16.5 


14.4 


19.7 


18.6 


170 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 



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Car Buyer’s Guide 



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E 


















i 

1 


Ex-Mumbai (^) 


Ex-Delhi (^) 


Body Type 


1 

1 


il 


Power (PS) 


! 

1 


Transmission 


1 

I 


0-100 (kmph) 


City (kmpi) 


Highway (kmpI 


il 


Boot Space (1) 








1 


Power Window 
(F/R) 


1 


1 Rear Aircon 



Upto ^5 lakh contd... 



Maruti Suzuki WagonR Stingray VXi 


474186 


449518 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


998 


68 


90 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


20.5 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Ritz LXi 


474292 


444899 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1197 


87 


114 


M 


156 


14.7 


14.0 


19.1 


18.5 


236 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Honda Brio EX MT 


475160 


443500 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1198 


88 


109 


M 


143 


12.9 


14.6 


21.3 


19.4 


175 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki WagonR Stingray Lxi (0) 


479136 


454491 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


998 


68 


90 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


20.5 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Celerio ZXi 


480270 


456552 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


998 


68 


90 


M 


148 


16.8 


16.2 


22.1 


23.1 


235 


N 


N 


N 


1 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Ford Figo 1.2 Petrol Ambiente 


480977 


456600 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1196 


88 


112 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


18.2 


257 


N 


N 


N 


2 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Wagon R LXi CNG 


481615 


456592 


Hatchback 


CNG 


998 


59 


77 


M 


124 


19.5 


- 


- 


26.2 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Wagon R VXi ABS 


484363 


459552 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


998 


68 


90 


M 


147 


16.2 


17.5 


23.0 


20.5 




Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Wagon R VXi (0) 


485759 


460881 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


998 


68 


90 


M 


147 


16.2 


17.5 


23.0 


20.5 




Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Swift LXi 


489119 


464803 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1197 


84 


115 


M 


166 


14.0 


14.2 


24.2 


20.4 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Hyundai ilO Sportz 


489255 


470200 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1086 


69 


99 


M 


143 


15.3 


15.4 


18.8 


19.8 


225 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Datsun G0+ T 


489926 


470983 


MPV 


Petrol 


1198 


68 


104 


M 


156 


13.9 


14.4 


22.8 


20.6 


48 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai Grand ilO ERA CNG 


489968 


469105 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1197 


83 


113 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


18.9 


256 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Hyundai Grand ilO ERA Petrol 


489968 


469105 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1197 


83 


113 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


18.9 


256 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Chevrolet Sail U-VA PS 


492385 


468939 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1199 


84 


109 


M 


158 


13.6 


12.9 


18.9 


18.2 


248 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Swift LXi (0) 


495519 


477253 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1197 


84 


115 


M 


166 


14.0 


14.2 


24.2 


20.4 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Celerio LDi 


496647 


465393 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


793 


48 


125 


M 


130 


21.9 


19.1 


27.2 


27.6 


235 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Wagon R VXi AMT 


498709 


473207 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


998 


68 


90 


A 


- 


- 


- 


- 


20.5 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


Y 


Mahindra e2o T2 


499000 


592649 


Hatchback 


Electric 


0 


26 


54 


A 


81 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 



^5 lakh to?10 lakh 



Maruti Suzuki Celerio VXi AMT 


500954 


470140 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


998 


68 


90 


A 


152 


17.1 


15.5 


21.6 


23.1 


235 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Tata Venture LX 7 seater 


502062 


476595 


MPV 


Diesel 


1405 


71 


135 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


15.4 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Nissan Micra Active XV 


502431 


479222 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1198 


68 


104 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


19.5 


251 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Tata Indigo emax GLS 


505534 


505069 


Sedan 


CNG 


1193 


65 


100 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


23.7 


150 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Premier Rio GX 


506000 


500000 


SUV 


Petrol 


1173 


77 


104 


M 


143 


19.0 


- 


- 


- 


454 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Tata Indica Vista TDI LS 


507870 


501000 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1405 


71 


135 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


19.1 


232 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Tata Zest 1.2-litreXE Revotron 90PS 


507929 


485514 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1193 


90 


140 


M 


- 


14.5 


15.1 


21.4 


17.6 


360 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki WagonR Stingray VXi (0) 


508484 


482510 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


998 


68 


90 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


20.5 


- 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Toyota Etios Liva J 


509451 


500142 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1197 


80 


104 


M 


151 


14.0 


14.8 


19.7 


17.7 


251 


N 


N 


N 


2 


N/N 


N 


N 


Tata Venture LX 


510087 


484274 


MPV 


Diesel 


1405 


71 


135 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


15.4 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Hyundai Grand ilO Magna CNG 


510425 


488621 


Hatchback 


CNG 


1197 


83 


113 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


18.9 


256 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Hyundai Grand ilO Magna Petrol 


510425 


488621 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1197 


83 


113 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


18.9 


256 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Ritz VXi 


511274 


485502 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1197 


87 


114 


M 


156 


14.7 


14.0 


19.1 


18.5 


236 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Tata Indica BS IV LX 


512999 


503582 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1396 


70 


140 


M 


159 


15.6 


15.6 


22.5 


25.0 


220 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda Brio S MT 


513454 


479000 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1198 


88 


109 


M 


143 


12.9 


14.6 


21.3 


19.4 


175 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Tata Indigo emax GLX 


513536 


533366 


Sedan 


CNG 


1193 


65 


100 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


23.7 


150 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Fiat Punto Evo 1.2 Active Petrol 


514013 


499368 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1172 


68 


96 


M 


152 


18.7 


15.0 


19.5 


15.8 


280 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Mahindra Thar Di 4x2 


515399 


521812 


SUV 


Diesel 


2523 


63 


183 


M 


100 


- 


- 


- 


16.0 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Chevrolet Beat 1.2 LT 


517244 


492976 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1199 


78 


107 


M 


145 


16.5 


14.4 


19.7 


18.6 


170 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Celerio CNG 


517352 


492364 


Hatchback 


CNG 


998 


59 


78 


M 


148 


19.4 


24.4 


29.6 


31.8 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Hyundai Xcent Base Petrol 


517593 


518054 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1197 


83 


114 


M 


159 


12.9 


13.9 


19.1 


19.1 


407 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Hyundai ilO Sportz LPG 


518853 


500683 


Hatchback 


LPG 


1086 


69 


99 


M 


143 


15.3 


15.3 


18.8 


19.8 


225 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Ford Figo Aspire Petrol 1.2MT Ambiente 


519367 


489990 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1196 


88 


112 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


18.2 


359 


N 


N 


N 


2 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki WagonR Stingray VXi AMT 


521464 


494866 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


998 


68 


90 


A 


- 


- 


- 


- 


20.5 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Baleno Sigma Petrol 


522394 


499000 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1197 


84 


115 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


21.4 


339 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Ford Figo 1.2 Petrol Trend 


527203 


500600 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1196 


88 


112 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


18.2 


257 


N 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Celerio VDi 


527701 


495415 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


793 


48 


125 


M 


130 


21.9 


19.1 


27.2 


27.6 


235 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Renault Pulse RxL Petrol 


528072 


503996 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1198 


76 


104 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


18.1 


251 


N 


N 


N 


1 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Mahindra Verito 1.4 G2 


528538 


504000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1390 


75 


110 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


510 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Celerio ZXi Option 


528548 


503219 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


998 


68 


90 


M 


148 


16.8 


16.2 


22.1 


23.1 


235 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Celerio ZXi AMT 


532346 


506422 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


998 


68 


90 


A 


152 


17.1 


15.5 


21.6 


23.1 


235 


N 


N 


N 


1 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Wagon R VXi AMT (0) 


533037 


505881 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


998 


68 


90 


A 


- 


- 


- 


- 


20.5 


- 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Chevrolet Beat PS Diesel 


535823 


510308 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


936 


57 


143 


M 


152 


19.0 


16.8 


23.3 


25.4 


170 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Nissan Micra Active XV S 


535824 


502008 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1198 


68 


104 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


19.5 


251 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Tata Venture EX 7 seater 


535908 


503498 


MPV 


Diesel 


1405 


71 


135 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


15.4 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire LXi 


537400 


515562 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1197 


84 


115 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


20.9 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Toyota Etios Liva G 


537554 


517332 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1197 


80 


104 


M 


151 


14.0 


14.8 


19.7 


17.7 


251 


N 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Ritz VXi ABS 


538272 


510372 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1197 


87 


114 


M 


156 


14.7 


14.0 


19.1 


18.5 


236 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Mahindra e2o T20 


538912 


643138 


Hatchback 


Electric 


0 


26 


54 


A 


81 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Tata Bolt 1.2 XM 


540341 


516442 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1193 


90 


140 


M 


161 


15.0 


12.8 


18.6 


17.6 


210 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Tata Indigo eCSTDI BS III LS 


542149 


528415 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1405 


70 


135 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


19.6 


380 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Tata Venture EX 


544000 


511242 


MPV 


Diesel 


1405 


71 


135 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


15.4 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Chevrolet Sail U-VA LS 


544472 


518544 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1199 


84 


109 


M 


158 


13.6 


12.9 


18.9 


18.2 


248 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda Brio V MT 


549650 


512600 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1198 


88 


109 


M 


143 


12.9 


14.6 


21.3 


19.4 


175 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mahindra Verito 1.4 G4 


550540 


531000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1390 


75 


110 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


510 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Nissan Micra XL 


551239 


532679 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1198 


76 


104 


M 


158 


16.5 


16.1 


19.9 


18.4 


251 


N 


N 


N 


1 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Hyundai Grand ilO Sportz CNG 


551761 


528060 


Hatchback 


CNG 


1197 


83 


112 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


18.9 


256 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai Grand ilO Sportz Petrol 


551761 


528060 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1197 


83 


112 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


18.9 


256 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 



232 OVERDRIVE DEC 2015 





1 






















































g 
















E 


















i 

1 


Ex-Mumbai (^) 


Ex-Delhi (^) 


Body Type 


1 

1 


il 


Power (PS) 


! 

1 


Transmission 


1 

I 


0-100 (kmph) 


City (kmpi) 


Highway (kmpI 


il 


Boot Space (1) 








1 


Power Window 
(F/R) 


1 


1 Rear Aircon 



^5 lakh to ^10 lakh contd... 



Honda Amaze Petrol E 


553951 


518900 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1198 


88 


109 


M 


143 


12.5 


14.2 


20.9 


18.0 


400 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Tata Indica Vista TDI LX 


554000 


546537 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1405 


71 


135 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


19.1 


232 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Tata Indica Vista Quadrajet 75 LS 


554566 


547373 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1248 


75 


190 


M 


160 


16.1 


18.1 


23.6 


20.9 


232 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki WagonR Stingray VXi AMT (0) 


555761 


527510 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


998 


68 


90 


A 


- 


- 


- 


- 


20.5 


- 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire LXi(O) 


555778 


528012 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1197 


84 


115 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


20.9 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Fiat Punto Evo 1.2 Dynamic Petrol 


557318 


547811 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1172 


68 


96 


M 


152 


18.7 


15.0 


19.5 


15.8 


280 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Ford Figo 1.5 Diesel Base 


557987 


529900 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1498 


100 


215 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


25.8 


257 


N 


N 


N 


1 


N/N 


N 


N 


Hyundai Elite i20 Era Petrol 


558252 


534475 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1197 


83 


114 


M 


159 


14.1 


13.3 


21.2 


18.6 


285 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Celerio ZDi 


559192 


525442 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


793 


48 


125 


M 


130 


21.9 


19.1 


27.2 


27.6 


235 


N 


N 


N 


1 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Swift VXi 


559455 


531830 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1197 


84 


115 


M 


166 


14.0 


14.2 


24.2 


20.4 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Volkswagen Polo Trendline Petrol 


559900 


533400 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1198 


75 


110 


M 


140 


15.8 


12.7 


19.0 


16.5 


280 


N 


N 


N 


2 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Honda Jazz Petrol E 


561191 


530900 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1199 


90 


110 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


18.4 


354 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Chevrolet Beat LS Diesel 


564600 


537714 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


936 


57 


143 


M 


152 


19.0 


16.8 


23.3 


25.4 


170 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Tata Bolt 1.2 XMS 


564613 


540583 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1193 


90 


140 


M 


161 


15.0 


12.8 


18.6 


17.6 


210 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Chevrolet Sail U-VA LS ABS 


568578 


541503 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1199 


84 


109 


M 


158 


13.6 


12.9 


18.9 


18.2 


248 


Y 


N 


N 


1 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Chevrolet Beat 1.2 LT Option Pack 


571401 


544554 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1199 


78 


107 


M 


145 


16.5 


14.4 


19.7 


18.6 


170 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Tata Zest 1.2-litre XM Revotron 90PS 


574275 


548959 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1193 


90 


140 


M 


- 


14.5 


15.1 


21.4 


17.6 


360 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Tata Indigo eCS TDI BS III LX 


574316 


559643 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1405 


70 


135 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


19.6 


380 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Tata Indigo eCS CR4 BS IV LS 


575334 


563632 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1396 


70 


140 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


25.0 


380 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Tata Bolt 1.3 XE 


575610 


550435 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1248 


75 


190 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


23.0 


210 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Ritz ZXi 


577033 


546408 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1197 


87 


114 


M 


156 


14.7 


14.0 


19.1 


18.5 


236 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Chevrolet Sail Petrol PS 


579888 


552274 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1199 


84 


109 


M 


158 


13.6 


12.9 


18.9 


18.2 


370 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Ritz LDi 


579979 


554525 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1248 


75 


190 


M 


163 


15.4 


17.8 


19.7 


23.2 


236 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Toyota Etios Liva V 


580114 


567393 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1197 


80 


104 


M 


151 


14.0 


14.8 


19.7 


17.7 


251 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


N 


Hyundai Grand ilO Asta CNG 


580244 


555237 


Hatchback 


CNG 


1197 


83 


112 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


18.9 


256 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai Grand ilO Asta Petrol 


580244 


555237 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1197 


83 


112 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


18.9 


256 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai Xcent Base Petrol CNG 


582593 


583054 


Sedan 


CNG 


1197 


83 


114 


M 


159 


12.9 


13.9 


19.1 


19.1 


407 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Hyundai Grand ilO ERA Diesel 


582793 


554984 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1120 


71 


160 


M 


156 


15.3 


19.3 


24.2 


24.0 


256 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Tata Venture GX 7 seater 


588519 


554298 


MPV 


Diesel 


1405 


71 


135 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


15.4 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


Y 


Hyundai Xcent S Petrol 


589073 


582065 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1197 


83 


114 


M 


159 


12.9 


13.9 


19.1 


19.1 


407 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mahindra Thar Di 4x4 


589842 


596360 


SUV 


Diesel 


2523 


63 


183 


M 


100 


- 


- 


- 


16.0 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Honda Brio VX MT 


590567 


552100 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1198 


88 


109 


M 


143 


12.9 


14.6 


21.3 


19.4 


175 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Tata Indigo eCS CR4 BS IV LX 


591885 


577700 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1396 


70 


140 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


25.0 


380 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Ford Figo 1.5 Diesel Ambiente 


592343 


562600 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1498 


100 


215 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


25.8 


257 


N 


N 


N 


2 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Honda Amaze Petrol EX 


593085 


555800 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1198 


88 


109 


M 


143 


12.5 


14.2 


20.9 


18.0 


400 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire VXi 


594769 


593847 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1197 


84 


115 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


20.9 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Tata Zest 1.2-litre XMS Revotron 90PS 


594988 


569612 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1193 


90 


140 


M 


- 


14.5 


15.1 


21.4 


17.6 


360 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Baleno Delta Petrol 


597299 


571000 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1197 


84 


115 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


21.4 


339 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Chevrolet Sail U-VA PS Diesel 


599583 


571383 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1248 


75 


190 


M 


163 


16.2 


15.8 


21.6 


22.1 


248 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Premier Rio Dx 


603000 


592000 


SUV 


Diesel 


1489 


65 


152 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


454 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Hyundai Grand ilO Magna Diesel 


603349 


574597 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1120 


71 


160 


M 


156 


15.3 


19.3 


24.2 


24.0 


256 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Tata Venture GX 


605710 


570749 


MPV 


Diesel 


1405 


71 


135 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


15.4 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


Y 


Ford Figo 1.2 Petrol Titanium 


605999 


575600 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1196 


88 


112 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


18.2 


257 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Celerio ZDi(O) 


607565 


571484 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


793 


48 


125 


M 


130 


21.9 


19.1 


27.2 


27.6 


235 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mahindra Genio SC 


608024 


611234 


Pick-up 


Diesel 


2489 


75 


220 


M 


120 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Isuzu D-Max Cab-Chassis 


609000 


599000 


Pick-up 


Diesel 


2499 


135 


294 


M 


175 


- 


- 


- 


13.2 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Chevrolet Beat LT Diesel 


610107 


581054 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


936 


57 


143 


M 


152 


19.0 


16.8 


23.3 


25.4 


170 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Fiat Punto Evo 1.3 Active Diesel 


610602 


594913 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1248 


76 


197 


M 


142 


18.7 


13.8 


17.6 


21.2 


280 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Ford Figo Aspire Petrol 1.2MT Trend 


610771 


576990 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1196 


88 


112 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


18.2 


359 


N 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai Xcent Base Diesel 


611416 


601402 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1120 


72 


180 


M 


156 


15.1 


14.9 


22.6 


24.4 


407 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Nissan Micra XE 


612069 


574578 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1461 


64 


160 


M 


163 


15.2 


15.8 


22.7 


23.1 


251 


N 


N 


N 


1 


N/N 


N 


N 


Hyundai Grand ilO Asta (0) CNG 


613659 


587115 


Hatchback 


CNG 


1197 


83 


112 


M 




- 


- 


- 


18.9 


256 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai Grand ilO Asta (0) Petrol 


613659 


587115 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1197 


83 


112 


M 




- 


- 


- 


18.9 


256 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Swift LDi 


613684 


584797 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1248 


75 


190 


M 


152 


13.2 


14.9 


19.3 


25.2 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Ritz VDi 


613726 


587516 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1248 


75 


190 


M 


163 


15.4 


17.8 


19.7 


23.2 


236 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Tata Zest 1.3-litre XE Quadrajet 75PS 


614437 


587636 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1248 


75 


190 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


23.0 


360 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Hyundai Elite i20 Magna Petrol 


614866 


588486 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1197 


83 


114 


M 


159 


14.1 


13.3 


21.2 


18.6 


285 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Tata Manza GLS 


616252 


596891 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1368 


90 


116 


M 


170 


16.1 


12.9 


15.6 


13.1 


460 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Hyundai Xcent S Petrol Option Pack 


616300 


589988 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1197 


83 


114 


M 


159 


12.9 


13.9 


19.1 


19.1 


407 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Nissan Micra XL (0) 


620052 


585676 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1198 


76 


104 


M 


158 


16.5 


16.1 


19.9 


18.4 


251 


Y 


N 


N 


1 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Toyota Etios J Petrol 


621843 


610731 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1496 


90 


132 


M 


175 


12.6 


13.1 


18.4 


16.8 


595 


N 


N 


N 


2 


N/N 


N 


N 


Honda Jazz Petrol S 


623579 


594000 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1199 


90 


110 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


18.7 


354 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Volkswagen Polo Comfortline Petrol 


624397 


595900 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1198 


75 


110 


M 


140 


15.8 


12.7 


19.0 


16.5 


280 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Ford Figo Aspire Diesel 1.5MT Ambiente 


624428 


589990 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1498 


100 


215 


M 


177 


11.5 


15.3 


25.5 


25.8 


359 


N 


N 


N 


2 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Tata Indica Vista Quadrajet 75 VX Tech 


627466 


618591 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1248 


75 


190 


M 


160 


16.1 


18.1 


23.6 


20.9 


232 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Ford Figo 1.5 Diesel Trend 


629115 


597600 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1498 


100 


215 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


25.8 


257 


N 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Fiat Linea Classic Petrol 


629531 


625352 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1368 


90 


115 


M 


164 


15.2 


12.7 


17.4 


14.9 


500 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Force Gurkha Soft Top (4x2) 


630850 


642052 


SUV 


Diesel 


2596 


82 


230 


M 




- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Tata Sumo Gold CX-BS 3 


631322 


622724 


SUV 


Diesel 


2956 


67-70 


223 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


15.3 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Tata Manza LS 


631340 


616294 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1248 


90 


200 


M 


164 


15.6 


13.9 


24.6 


21.0 


460 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Ritz VDi ABS 


632780 


606296 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1248 


75 


190 


M 


163 


15.4 


17.8 


19.7 


23.2 


236 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


N 



DEC 2015 OVERDRIVE 233 




Car Buyer’s Guide 



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E 


















i 

1 


Ex-Mumbai (^) 


Ex-Delhi (^) 


Body Type 


1 

1 


il 


Power (PS) 


! 

1 


Transmission 


1 

I 


0-100 (kmph) 


City (kmpi) 


Highway (kmpI 


il 


Boot Space (1) 








1 


Power Window 
(F/R) 


1 


1 Rear Aircon 



^5 lakh to ^10 lakh contd... 



Mahindra Verito Vibe D2 


633000 


602903 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1461 


65 


160 


M 


153 


15.8 


13.8 


22.7 


20.8 


330 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Chevrolet Sail Petrol LS 


634941 


599900 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1199 


84 


109 


M 


158 


13.6 


12.9 


18.9 


18.2 


370 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda Amaze Petrol S 


635051 


594800 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1198 


88 


109 


M 


143 


12.5 


14.2 


20.9 


18.0 


400 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Tata Bolt 1.2 XT 


635249 


599894 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1193 


90 


140 


M 


161 


15.0 


12.8 


18.6 


17.6 


210 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mahindra Genio DC 


635583 


639018 


Pick-up 


Diesel 


2489 


75 


220 


M 


120 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Nissan Micra XL Diesel 


639286 


616485 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1461 


64 


160 


M 


163 


15.2 


15.8 


22.7 


23.1 


251 


N 


N 


N 


1 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Tata Indigo eCS CR4 BS IV VX 


639445 


617169 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1396 


70 


140 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


25.0 


380 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda Amaze S MT Plus 


639772 


599585 


Sedan 


CNG 


1198 


88 


109 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


18.0 


400 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Tata Manza GLX 


640014 


620934 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1368 


90 


116 


M 


170 


16.1 


12.9 


15.6 


13.1 


460 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda Amaze CNG 


640071 


599585 


Sedan 


CNG 


1198 


88 


109 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


400 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Tata Bolt 1.3 XM 


640227 


611985 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1248 


75 


190 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


23.0 


210 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Chevrolet Sail U-VA LT ABS 


640389 


599900 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1199 


84 


109 


M 


158 


13.6 


12.9 


18.9 


18.2 


248 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda Brio VX BL Petrol MT 


640401 


599600 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1198 


88 


109 


M 


143 


12.9 


14.6 


21.3 


19.4 


175 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Renault Pulse RxL ABS 


640637 


599900 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1461 


64 


160 


M 


158 


16.5 


15.8 


19.9 


23.1 


251 


Y 


N 


N 


1 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Toyota Etios Liva JD 


640680 


618642 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1364 


68 


170 


M 


160 


17.3 


16.0 


23.5 


23.6 


251 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


N/N 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Ritz VXi AT 


641574 


611257 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1197 


87 


114 


A 


- 


17.4 


12.8 


- 


17.2 


236 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Fiat Avventura Active FIRE Petrol 


643998 


656834 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1368 


90 


115 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


14.4 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Hyundai Grand ilO Sportz Diesel 


644881 


614223 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1120 


71 


160 


M 


156 


15.3 


19.3 


24.2 


24.0 


256 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Baleno Sigma Diesel 


644947 


616000 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1248 


75 


190 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


27.4 


339 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Toyota Etios Liva VX 


645066 


618436 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1197 


80 


104 


M 


151 


13.9 


14.8 


19.7 


17.7 


251 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Toyota Etios Cross G 


648917 


623000 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1197 


80 


104 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


17.7 


251 


N 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Lxi 


652831 


599907 


MUV 


Petrol 


1373 


92 


130 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


17.5 


- 


N 


N 


N 


1 


N/N 


N 


N 


Toyota Etios G 


653615 


640972 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1496 


90 


132 


M 


175 


12.6 


13.1 


18.4 


16.8 


595 


N 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Isuzu D-Max Single cab 


654000 


644000 


Pick-up 


Diesel 


2499 


135 


294 


M 


175 


- 


- 


- 


13.2 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Hyundai Xcent S Petrol CNG 


654073 


647065 


Sedan 


CNG 


1197 


83 


114 


M 


159 


12.9 


13.9 


19.1 


19.1 


407 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire LDi 


654531 


608022 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1248 


75 


190 


M 


159 


14.2 


15.3 


23.9 


26.6 


316 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Chevrolet Sail U-VA LS Diesel 


654670 


623495 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1248 


75 


190 


M 


163 


16.2 


15.8 


21.6 


22.1 


248 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Chevrolet Enjoy 1.4 LS-8 Petrol 


655387 


624339 


MUV 


Petrol 


1399 


100 


131 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


13.7 


195 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Swift ZXi 


655431 


625683 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1197 


84 


115 


M 


166 


14.0 


14.2 


24.2 


20.4 


- 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Tata Zest 1.2-litre XT Revotron 90PS 


657549 


627644 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1193 


90 


140 


M 


- 


14.5 


15.1 


21.4 


17.6 


360 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Chevrolet Enjoy 1.4 LS-7 Petrol 


658333 


626984 


MUV 


Petrol 


1399 


100 


131 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


13.7 


195 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Baleno Zeta Petrol 


660137 


631000 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1197 


84 


115 


M 




- 


- 


- 


21.4 


339 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mahindra Verito Vibe D4 


661808 


630301 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1461 


65 


160 


M 


153 


15.8 


13.8 


22.7 


20.8 


330 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Tata Bolt 1.3 XMS 


663701 


635350 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1248 


75 


190 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


23.0 


210 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Chevrolet Beat LT Option Pack Diesel 


663889 


632248 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


936 


57 


143 


M 


152 


19.0 


16.8 


23.3 


25.4 


170 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Tata Sumo Gold CX 


665638 


656186 


SUV 


Diesel 


2956 


85 


250 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


16.0 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Toyota Etios Liva GD 


668783 


635832 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1364 


68 


170 


M 


160 


17.3 


16.0 


23.5 


23.6 


251 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Mahindra Bolero EX NON AC BS4 


669986 


651914 


SUV 


Diesel 


2523 


63 


195 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


16.0 


480 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Premier Rio GLX 


670000 


659000 


SUV 


Petrol 


1173 


77 


104 


M 


143 


19.0 


- 


- 


- 


454 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Honda Amaze Diesel E 


670035 


620500 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1498 


100 


200 


M 


141 


13.3 


15.9 


24.0 


25.8 


400 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Chevrolet Sail U-VA LS ABS Diesel 


671036 


639186 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1248 


75 


190 


M 


163 


16.2 


15.8 


21.6 


22.1 


248 


N 


N 


N 


1 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai Elite i20 Sportz Petrol 


671482 


639267 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1197 


83 


114 


M 


159 


14.1 


13.3 


21.2 


18.6 


285 


Y 


N 


N 


1 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai Grand ilO Asta Diesel 


673503 


641530 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1120 


71 


160 


M 


156 


15.3 


19.3 


24.2 


24.0 


256 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Chevrolet Sail Petrol LS ABS 


673997 


635721 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1199 


84 


109 


M 


158 


13.6 


12.9 


18.9 


18.2 


370 


Y 


N 


N 


1 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Ford Figo 1.2 Petrol Titanium+ 


674291 


640600 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1196 


88 


112 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


18.2 


257 


Y 


N 


N 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda Brio VX AT 


674499 


631500 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1198 


88 


109 


A 


144 


16.1 


12.6 


20.2 


16.5 


175 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Fiat Punto Evo 1.3 Dynamic Diesel 


674870 


665435 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1248 


76 


197 


M 


142 


18.7 


13.8 


17.6 


21.2 


280 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Swift VDi 


675694 


630995 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1248 


75 


190 


M 


152 


13.2 


16.9 


19.3 


25.2 


- 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Isuzu D-Max Space cab flat deck 


677000 


667000 


Pick-up 


Diesel 


2499 


135 


294 


M 


175 


- 


- 


- 


13.2 


400 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


Y 


Volkswagen Polo Highline Petrol 


677075 


657300 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1198 


75 


110 


M 


140 


15.8 


12.7 


19.0 


16.5 


280 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai Elite i20 Era Diesel 


677547 


645644 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1396 


90 


220 


M 


159 


13.4 


15.3 


22.3 


22.5 


285 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Hyundai i20 Active 1.2 Base 


677934 


646845 


SUV 


Petrol 


1197 


83 


114 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


17.2 


285 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Tata Manza GVX 


680351 


759514 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1368 


90 


116 


M 


170 


16.1 


12.9 


15.6 


13.1 


460 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Nissan Micra XL CVT 


680791 


639990 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1198 


76 


104 


A 


145 


15.8 


12.8 


18.7 


19.3 


251 


Y 


N 


N 


1 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Ritz ZDi 


681056 


647408 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1248 


75 


190 


M 


163 


15.4 


17.8 


19.7 


23.2 


236 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda Jazz Petrol SV 


681164 


644900 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1199 


90 


110 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


18.2 


354 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai Xcent S Petrol Option Pack CNG 


681300 


654988 


Sedan 


CNG 


1197 


83 


114 


M 


159 


12.9 


13.9 


19.1 


19.1 


407 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai Xcent S Diesel 


683355 


668437 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1120 


72 


180 


M 


156 


15.1 


14.9 


22.6 


24.4 


407 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Tata Zest 1.3-litre XM Quadrajet 90PS 


684982 


654941 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1248 


90 


200 


M 


164 


14.7 


- 


- 


20.7 


360 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mahindra Genio DC VX 


685807 


689509 


Pick-up 


Diesel 


2489 


75 


220 


M 


120 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda Jazz Diesel E 


686040 


649900 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1498 


100 


200 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


26.8 


354 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Hyundai Xcent SX Petrol 


687512 


621039 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1197 


83 


114 


M 


159 


12.9 


13.9 


19.1 


19.1 


407 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire ZXi 


688202 


690285 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1197 


84 


115 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


20.9 


- 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mahindra Quanto C2 


688899 


670429 


SUV 


Diesel 


1493 


100 


240 


M 


144 


16.2 


12.4 


18.9 


17.2 


690 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Lxi (0) 


690057 


635339 


MUV 


Petrol 


1373 


92 


130 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


17.5 




Y 


N 


N 


2 


N/N 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire VXI AT 


690137 


677062 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1197 


84 


115 


A 




- 


- 


- 


20.9 




Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda Amaze Petrol SX 


691705 


648800 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1198 


88 


109 


M 


143 


12.5 


14.2 


20.9 


18.0 


400 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Isuzu D-Max Single cab Flat deck with A/c 


694000 


684000 


Pick-up 


Diesel 


2499 


135 


294 


M 


175 


- 


- 


- 


13.2 


400 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Toyota Etios Liva VD 


695057 


670393 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1364 


68 


170 


M 


160 


17.3 


16.0 


23.5 


23.6 


251 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


N 


Volkswagen Polo Trendline Diesel 


698762 


668300 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1498 


90 


230 


M 


176 


13.1 


17.5 


23.5 


20.1 


280 


N 


N 


N 


2 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Honda Amaze Diesel EX 


704455 


653300 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1498 


100 


200 


M 


141 


13.3 


15.9 


24.0 


25.8 


400 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 



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E 


















i 

1 


Ex-Mumbai (^) 


Ex-Delhi (^) 


Body Type 


1 

1 


il 


Power (PS) 


! 

1 


Transmission 


1 

I 


0-100 (kmph) 


City (kmpi) 


Highway (kmpI 


il 


Boot Space (1) 








1 


Power Window 
(F/R) 


1 


1 Rear Aircon 



^5 lakh to ^10 lakh contd... 



Nissan Micra XL (0) Diesel 


704599 


666050 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1461 


64 


160 


M 


163 


15.2 


15.8 


22.7 


23.1 


251 


Y 


N 


N 


1 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai Elite i20 Sportz (0) Petrol 


705233 


674697 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1197 


83 


114 


M 


159 


14.1 


13.3 


21.2 


18.6 


285 


Y 


N 


N 


1 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mahindra Bolero PLUS NON AC BS4 


705290 


698336 


SUV 


Diesel 


2523 


63 


195 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


16.0 


480 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Mahindra Verito 1.5 D2 


705392 


677965 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1461 


65 


160 


M 


149 


17.2 


14.0 


27.3 


21.0 


510 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Tata Zest 1.3-litre XMS Quadrajet 90PS 


705696 


675594 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1248 


90 


200 


M 


164 


14.7 


- 


- 


20.7 


360 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Toyota Etios V Petrol 


706885 


680683 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1496 


90 


132 


M 


175 


12.6 


13.1 


18.4 


16.8 


595 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai Grand ilO Asta (0) Diesel 


707076 


673562 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1120 


71 


160 


M 


156 


15.3 


19.3 


24.2 


24.0 


256 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Baleno Delta Petrol CVT 


707842 


676000 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1197 


84 


115 


A 


- 


- 


- 


- 


21.4 


339 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Ford Figo 1.5 Diesel Titanium 


707911 


672600 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1498 


100 


215 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


25.8 


257 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mahindra Bolero EX AC BS4 


708039 


691914 


SUV 


Diesel 


2523 


63 


195 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


480 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Ford Figo Aspire Petrol 1.2MT Titanium 


708478 


669990 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1196 


88 


112 


M 




- 


- 


- 


18.2 


359 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Tata Manza LX 


709342 


692785 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1248 


90 


200 


M 


164 


15.6 


13.9 


24.6 


21.0 


460 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Premier Rio Crdi DX 


710000 


696000 


SUV 


Diesel 


1248 


72 


183 


M 


- 


15.0 


16.6 


21.8 


23.8 


454 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Hyundai Xcent S Diesel Option Pack 


710584 


775481 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1120 


72 


180 


M 


156 


15.1 


14.9 


22.6 


24.4 


407 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Chevrolet Sail Diesel PS 


711458 


677665 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1248 


75 


190 


M 


163 


16.2 


15.8 


21.6 


22.1 


370 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire VDi 


712217 


695677 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1248 


75 


190 


M 


159 


14.2 


15.3 


23.9 


26.6 


316 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Baleno Delta Diesel 


712497 


681000 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1248 


75 


190 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


27.4 


339 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda Mobilio E Petrol 


712897 


674700 


MUV 


Petrol 


1497 


119 


145 


M 


140 


11.9 


11.1 


19.2 


17.3 


223 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Renault Pulse RXZ 


713759 


680579 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1461 


64 


160 


M 


158 


16.5 


15.8 


19.9 


23.1 


251 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Tata Sumo Gold EX-BS 3 


714646 


712412 


SUV 


Diesel 


2956 


67-70 


223 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


14.7 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Hyundai Xcent SX Petrol Option Pack 


714742 


689319 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1197 


83 


114 


M 


159 


12.9 


13.9 


19.1 


19.1 


407 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Ford Figo Aspire Diesel 1.5MT Trend 


715833 


676990 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1498 


100 


215 


M 


177 


11.5 


15.3 


25.5 


25.8 


359 


N 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Chevrolet Enjoy 1.4 LT-8 


717765 


683586 


MUV 


Petrol 


1399 


100 


131 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


13.7 


195 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda Jazz Petrol V 


717876 


679900 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1199 


90 


110 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


18.2 


354 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Chevrolet Enjoy 1.4 LT-7 


720544 


686232 


MUV 


Petrol 


1399 


100 


131 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


13.7 


195 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Chevrolet Sail Petrol LT ABS 


721721 


687352 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1199 


84 


109 


M 


158 


13.6 


12.9 


18.9 


18.2 


370 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Ford EcoSportl.5 Petrol Manual Ambiente 


723896 


679563 


SUV 


Petrol 


1499 


112 


140 


M 


165 


13.4 


11.1 


18.3 


18.9 


346 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Honda Brio VX BL Petrol AT 


724333 


679000 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1198 


88 


109 


A 


144 


16.1 


12.6 


20.2 


16.5 


175 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mahindra TUV300 T4 


725397 


698000 


SUV 


Diesel 


1493 


84 


230 


M 


143 


17.4 


13.1 


19.3 


18.5 


384 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Mahindra Verito Vibe D6 


727140 


692632 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1461 


65 


160 


M 


153 


15.8 


13.8 


22.7 


20.8 


330 


Y 


N 


N 


1 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Ford Figo 1.5 Petrol Titanium AT 


727874 


691600 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1499 


112 


136 


A 


172 


12.7 


12.3 


19.5 


17.0 


257 


Y 


Y 


Y 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai Elite i20 Asta Petrol 


729184 


697547 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1197 


83 


115 


M 


159 


14.1 


13.3 


21.2 


18.6 


285 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Tata Sumo Gold EX 


730934 


728295 


SUV 


Diesel 


2956 


85 


250 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


16.0 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Honda Amaze Petrol VX 


733146 


687800 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1198 


88 


109 


M 


143 


12.5 


14.2 


20.9 


18.0 


400 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Fiat Linea Classic Diesel 


733399 


728424 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1248 


76 


197 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


19.5 


500 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Baleno Alpha Petrol 


733453 


701000 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1197 


84 


115 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


21.4 


339 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Tata Bolt 1.3 XT 


733628 


700455 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1248 


75 


190 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


23.0 


210 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai Elite i20 Magna Diesel 


734436 


699917 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1396 


90 


220 


M 


159 


13.4 


15.3 


22.3 


22.5 


285 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Nissan Micra CVT XV 


736593 


704600 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1198 


77 


104 


A 


145 


15.8 


12.8 


18.7 


19.3 


251 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mahindra Verito 1.5 D4 


737357 


701311 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1461 


65 


160 


M 


149 


17.2 


14.0 


27.3 


21.0 


510 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Toyota Etios J Diesel 


737423 


720731 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1364 


68 


170 


M 


162 


15.8 


16.0 


23.5 


23.6 


595 


N 


N 


N 


2 


N/N 


N 


N 


Honda Jazz Petrol CVT S 


737910 


699000 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1199 


90 


110 


A 


- 


- 


- 


- 


19.0 


354 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Premier Rio Lx 


739000 


724000 


SUV 


Diesel 


1489 


65 


152 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


454 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Premier Rio Crdi LX 


739000 


724000 


SUV 


Diesel 


1248 


72 


183 


M 


- 


15.0 


16.6 


21.8 


23.8 


454 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Honda Amaze Diesel S 


739085 


697800 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1498 


100 


200 


M 


141 


13.3 


15.9 


24.0 


25.8 


400 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Volkswagen Cross Polo 1.2 MPI 


739381 


717800 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1198 


75 


110 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


16.5 


280 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Fiat Punto Evo 1.3 Emotion Diesel 


740498 


733170 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1248 


76 


197 


M 


142 


18.7 


13.8 


17.6 


21.2 


280 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda Amaze Petrol S AT 


741539 


695800 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1198 


88 


109 


A 


- 


- 


- 


- 


15.5 


400 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Fiat Avventura Active MULTIJET Diesel 


741990 


732907 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1248 


93 


209 


M 


159 


15.9 


14.3 


19.8 


20.5 


280 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Fiat Punto Evo 1.4 Emotion Petrol 


743394 


733065 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1368 


90 


115 


M 


156 


18.1 


12.0 


16.0 


14.4 


280 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mahindra Quanto C4 


745693 


725558 


SUV 


Diesel 


1493 


100 


240 


M 


144 


16.2 


12.4 


18.9 


17.2 


690 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Mahindra Bolero PLUS AC BS4 


746582 


737612 


SUV 


Diesel 


2523 


63 


195 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


16.0 


480 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Toyota Etios Liva VXD 


748689 


721436 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1364 


68 


170 


M 


160 


17.3 


16.0 


23.5 


23.6 


251 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Icml Extreme LD BS4 Non Ac 


748727 


705026 


MUV 


Diesel 


1994 


120 


285 


M 


165 


- 


- 


- 


17.0 


462 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Hyundai Elite i20 Asta (0) Petrol 


749100 


716547 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1197 


83 


115 


M 


159 


14.1 


13.3 


21.2 


18.6 


285 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mahindra Bolero SLE BS4 


750401 


741244 


SUV 


Diesel 


2523 


63 


195 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


16.0 


480 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Hyundai Xcent SX Petrol CNG 


752512 


686039 


Sedan 


CNG 


1197 


83 


114 


M 


159 


12.9 


13.9 


19.1 


19.1 


407 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai i20 Active 1.2 S 


752513 


717993 


SUV 


Petrol 


1197 


83 


114 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


17.2 


285 


Y 


N 


N 


1 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda Jazz Diesel S 


753695 


714000 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1498 


100 


200 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


27.3 


354 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Chevrolet Sail Diesel LS 


753709 


717818 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1248 


75 


190 


M 


163 


16.2 


15.8 


21.6 


22.1 


370 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Nissan Micra XV Diesel 


754407 


718058 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1461 


64 


160 


M 


163 


15.2 


15.8 


22.7 


23.1 


251 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Fiat Avventura Dynamic FIRE Petrol 


755235 


745690 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1368 


90 


115 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


14.4 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Chevrolet Sail U-VA LT ABS Diesel 


757403 


721337 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1248 


75 


190 


M 


163 


16.2 


15.8 


21.6 


22.1 


248 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai Xcent SX Petrol Option Pack CNG 


759742 


734319 


Sedan 


CNG 


1197 


83 


114 


M 


159 


12.9 


13.9 


19.1 


19.1 


407 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Tata Zest 1.3-litre XMA Quadrajet 90PS 


759950 


725486 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1248 


90 


200 


A 




17.7 


16.2 


22.0 


21.6 


360 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Swift ZDi 


761551 


731120 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1248 


75 


190 


M 


152 


13.2 


16.9 


19.3 


25.2 




Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Toyota Etios VX Petrol 


761721 


743215 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1496 


90 


132 


M 


175 


12.6 


13.1 


18.4 


16.8 


595 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mahindra TUV300 T4+ 


762193 


733000 


SUV 


Diesel 


1493 


84 


230 


M 


143 


17.4 


13.1 


19.3 


18.5 


384 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Volkswagen Polo Comfortline Diesel 


763269 


731000 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1498 


90 


230 


M 


176 


13.1 


17.5 


23.5 


20.1 


280 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Tata Zest 1.3-litre XT Quadrajet 90PS 


766242 


731593 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1248 


90 


200 


M 


164 


14.7 


14.8 


23.6 


20.7 


390 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Ford Figo Aspire Petrol 1.2MT Titanium Plus 


766264 


724990 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1196 


88 


112 


M 




- 




- 


18.2 


359 


Y 


N 


N 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 



DEC 2015 OVERDRIVE 235 




Car Buyer’s Guide 



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i 

1 


Ex-Mumbai (^) 


Ex-Delhi (^) 


Body Type 


1 

1 


il 


Power (PS) 


! 

1 


Transmission 


1 

I 


0-100 (kmph) 


City (kmpi) 


Highway (kmpI 


il 


Boot Space (1) 








1 


Power Window 
(F/R) 


1 


1 Rear Aircon 



^5 lakh to ^10 lakh contd... 



Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Vxi 


768702 


726257 


MUV 


Petrol 


1373 


92 


130 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


17.5 




Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Toyota Etios G Diesel 


769195 


751222 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1364 


68 


170 


M 


162 


15.8 


16.0 


23.5 


23.6 


595 


N 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Honda Jazz Petrol VX 


769378 


729000 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1199 


90 


110 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


18.2 


354 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Ciaz VXI 


771649 


727543 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1373 


93 


130 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


20.7 


510 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Isuzu D-Max Space cab arched deck 


774000 


764000 


Pick-up 


Diesel 


2499 


135 


294 


M 


175 


- 


- 


- 


13.2 


400 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Toyota Etios Cross GD 


774840 


741500 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1364 


68 


170 


M 


154 


15.6 


16.0 


23.5 


23.6 


251 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Baleno Zeta Diesel 


775335 


741000 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1248 


75 


190 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


27.4 


339 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Tata Manza VX 


777319 


759507 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1248 


90 


200 


M 


164 


15.6 


13.9 


24.6 


21.0 


460 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI Active 


778887 


755767 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1598 


105 


153 


M 


178 


- 


9.1 


16.1 


15.0 


460 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Fiat Punto Evo 90-HP 


778930 


771446 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1248 


93 


209 


M 


162 


15.6 


15.5 


19.2 


20.5 


280 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Ford Figo 1.5 Diesel Titanium+ 


779353 


740600 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1498 


100 


215 


M 




- 


- 


- 


25.8 


257 


Y 


N 


N 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Tata Manza GEX 


780179 


759524 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1368 


90 


116 


M 


170 


16.1 


12.9 


15.6 


13.1 


460 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda Amaze VX(0) MT Petrol 


780358 


732800 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1198 


88 


109 


M 


143 


12.5 


14.2 


20.9 


18.0 


400 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai Xcent SX Diesel 


781811 


707201 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1120 


72 


180 


M 


156 


15.1 


14.9 


22.6 


24.4 


407 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda Amaze Diesel SX 


783160 


739800 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1498 


100 


200 


M 


141 


13.3 


15.9 


24.0 


25.8 


400 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Nissan Sunny XE Petrol 


785997 


740124 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1498 


99 


134 


M 


175 


12.8 


11.9 


21.1 


17.0 


490 


Y 


N 


N 


1 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Chevrolet Sail Diesel LS ABS 


786331 


748887 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1248 


75 


190 


M 


163 


16.2 


15.8 


21.6 


22.1 


370 


Y 


N 


N 


1 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Fiat Linea Classic Plus Diesel 


790421 


784973 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1248 


76 


197 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


19.5 


500 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai Elite i20 Sportz Diesel 


791319 


754184 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1396 


90 


220 


M 


159 


13.4 


15.3 


22.3 


22.5 


285 


Y 


N 


N 


1 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Chevrolet Enjoy 1.3 TCDi LS-8 


792744 


754994 


MUV 


Diesel 


1248 


75 


173 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


18.2 


195 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Hyundai Xcent SX Petrol Option Pack AT 


793005 


763982 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1197 


83 


114 


A 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


407 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Nissan Micra XV Premium 


793032 


746821 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1461 


64 


160 


M 


163 


15.2 


15.8 


22.7 


23.0 


251 


Y 


N 


N 


4 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Tata Movus CX 7 Seater 


793278 


776839 


SUV 


Diesel 


2179 


120 


250 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


15.2 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Tata Movus CX 8 Seater 


793278 


776839 


SUV 


Diesel 


2179 


120 


250 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


15.2 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Tata Movus CX 9 Seater 


793278 


776839 


SUV 


Diesel 


2179 


120 


250 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


15.2 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Mahindra TUV300 T6 


793732 


763000 


SUV 


Diesel 


1493 


84 


230 


M 


143 


17.4 


13.1 


19.3 


18.5 


384 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mahindra Quanto C6 


793946 


772327 


SUV 


Diesel 


1493 


100 


240 


M 


144 


16.2 


12.4 


18.9 


17.2 


690 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Chevrolet Enjoy 1.3 TCDi LS-7 


795522 


757640 


MUV 


Diesel 


1248 


75 


173 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


18.2 


195 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Toyota Etios Cross V 


796019 


763000 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1496 


90 


132 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


16.8 


251 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire ZDi 


796226 


792813 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1248 


75 


190 


M 


159 


14.2 


15.3 


23.9 


26.6 


316 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda City Petrol E MT 


798849 


753000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1497 


119 


145 


M 


182 


11.5 


10.8 


18.2 


17.8 


510 


Y 


N 


N 


1 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Tata Sumo Gold GX 


799265 


793500 


SUV 


Diesel 


2956 


85 


250 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


16.0 




N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mahindra Bolero SIX BS4 


805295 


793460 


SUV 


Diesel 


2523 


63 


195 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


16.0 


480 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Smart Hybrid Ldi 


805311 


755826 


MUV 


Diesel 


1248 


90 


200 


M 




- 


- 


- 


24.5 




Y 


N 


N 


1 


N/N 


N 


N 


Chevrolet Enjoy 1.4 LTZ-8 


806459 


768056 


MUV 


Petrol 


1399 


100 


131 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


13.7 


195 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Toyota Etios Cross VD 


806467 


771600 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1364 


68 


170 


M 


154 


15.6 


16.0 


23.5 


23.6 


251 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda Jazz Diesel SV 


807088 


764900 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1498 


100 


200 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


27.3 


354 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Volkswagen Vento Trendline Petrol 


808427 


785000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1598 


105 


153 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


16.1 


494 


N 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Hyundai i20 Active 1.4 Base 


808763 


771486 


SUV 


Diesel 


1396 


90 


219 


M 


159 


12.6 


16.4 


22.7 


21.2 


285 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Chevrolet Enjoy 1.4 LTZ-7 


809237 


770702 


MUV 


Petrol 


1399 


100 


131 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


13.7 


195 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mahindra Verito 1.5 D6 


810570 


771197 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1461 


65 


160 


M 


149 


17.2 


14.0 


27.3 


21.0 


510 


Y 


N 


N 


1 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Toyota Etios Xclusive Petrol 


810679 


752715 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1496 


90 


132 


M 


175 


12.6 


13.1 


18.4 


16.8 


595 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Smart Hybrid Ldi (0) 


812615 


762778 


MUV 


Diesel 


1248 


90 


200 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


24.5 


- 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


N/N 


N 


N 


Ford Figo Aspire Diesel 1.5MT Titanium 


813541 


769990 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1498 


100 


215 


M 


177 


11.5 


15.3 


25.5 


25.8 


359 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai Xcent SX Diesel Option Pack 


814644 


775481 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1120 


72 


180 


M 


156 


15.1 


14.9 


22.6 


24.4 


407 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Volkswagen Polo Highline Diesel 


815955 


792400 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1498 


90 


230 


M 


176 


13.1 


17.5 


23.5 


20.1 


- 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Toyota Etios V Diesel 


817117 


791183 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1364 


68 


170 


M 


162 


15.8 


16.0 


23.5 


23.6 


595 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai 4S Fluidic Verna 1.4 petrol 


818074 


780001 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1396 


107 


135 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


17.4 


465 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


Y 


Honda Amaze Diesel VX 


819364 


776300 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1498 


100 


200 


M 


141 


13.3 


15.9 


24.0 


25.8 


400 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mahindra TUV300 T6+ 


820014 


788000 


SUV 


Diesel 


1493 


84 


230 


M 


143 


17.4 


13.1 


19.3 


18.5 


384 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mahindra Xylo D4 


820293 


849812 


MUV 


Diesel 


2489 


95 


218 


M 


159 


- 


- 


- 


15.0 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Fiat Linea T-Jet Active 1.4 


821069 


808118 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1368 


114 


207 


M 


- 


- 


11.3 


15.7 


15.7 


500 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Fiat Avventura Dynamic MULTIJET Diesel 


821844 


810898 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1248 


93 


209 


M 


159 


15.9 


14.3 


19.8 


20.5 


280 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mahindra Bolero ZLX BS4 


822540 


809934 


SUV 


Diesel 


2523 


63 


195 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


16.0 


480 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


Y 


Tata Movus LX 7 Seater 


822667 


805371 


SUV 


Diesel 


2179 


120 


250 


M 




- 


- 


- 


15.2 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Tata Movus LX 8 Seater 


822667 


805371 


SUV 


Diesel 


2179 


120 


250 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


15.2 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Tata Movus LX 9 Seater 


822667 


805371 


SUV 


Diesel 


2179 


120 


250 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


15.2 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Honda Mobilio S Petrol 


823478 


780100 


MUV 


Petrol 


1497 


119 


145 


M 


140 


11.9 


11.1 


19.2 


17.3 


223 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Ford Figo Aspire Petrol 1.5AT Titanium 


824047 


779990 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1499 


112 


136 


A 


- 


- 


- 


- 


18.2 


359 


Y 


Y 


Y 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mahindra Xylo D2 MAXX BS4 


824394 


800776 


MUV 


Diesel 


2489 


95 


218 


M 


159 


- 


- 


- 


15.0 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Ford EcoSport 1.5 Petrol Manual Trend 


824546 


775363 


SUV 


Petrol 


1499 


112 


140 


M 


165 


13.4 


11.1 


18.3 


18.9 


346 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai Elite i20 Sportz (0) Diesel 


825232 


786537 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1396 


90 


220 


M 


159 


13.4 


15.3 


22.3 


22.5 


285 


Y 


N 


N 


1 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Zxi 


827872 


785561 


MUV 


Petrol 


1373 


92 


130 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


17.5 


- 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda Jazz Petrol CVT V 


828117 


785000 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1199 


90 


110 


A 


- 


- 


- 


- 


19.0 


354 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda Amaze Petrol VX AT 


828619 


778800 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1198 


88 


109 


A 




- 


- 


- 


15.5 


400 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Icml Extreme LD BS4 


828850 


804100 


MUV 


Diesel 


1994 


120 


285 


M 


165 


- 


- 


- 


17.0 


462 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Hyundai i20 Active 1.2 SX 


830232 


792045 


SUV 


Petrol 


1197 


83 


114 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


17.2 


285 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Ciaz VXI+ 


831214 


785591 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1373 


93 


130 


M 






- 


- 


20.7 


510 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Vxi CNG 


832029 


786051 


MUV 


CNG 


1373 


92 


130 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


17.1 


- 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mahindra Xylo D2 BS4 


832101 


821224 


MUV 


Diesel 


2489 


95 


218 


M 


159 


- 


- 


- 


15.0 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Force Gurkha Soft Top (4x4) 


840850 


855789 


SUV 


Diesel 


2596 


82 


230 


M 






- 


- 






N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 



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Ex-Delhi (^) 


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1 


Transmission 


1 

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0-100 (kmph) 


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Power Window 
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Chevrolet Enjoy 1.3 TCDi LT-8 


843053 


802908 


MUV 


Diesel 


1248 


75 


173 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


18.2 


195 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Tata Zest 1.3-litre XTA Quadrajet 90PS 


844259 


807333 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1248 


90 


200 


A 


- 


17.7 


16.2 


22.0 


21.6 


360 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mahindra Xylo D2 


845472 


800776 


MUV 


Diesel 


2489 


95 


218 


M 


159 


15.9 


- 


- 


15.0 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Chevrolet Enjoy 1.3 TCDi LT-7 


845713 


805441 


MUV 


Diesel 


1248 


75 


173 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


18.2 


195 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mahindra Quanto C8 


846594 


823353 


SUV 


Diesel 


1493 


100 


240 


M 


144 


16.2 


12.4 


18.9 


17.2 


690 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Ford EcoSport 1.5 Diesel Ambiente 


848480 


798144 


SUV 


Diesel 


1498 


100 


205 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


22.3 


346 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Baleno Alpha Diesel 


848623 


811000 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1248 


75 


190 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


27.4 


339 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai Elite i20 Asta Diesel 


849300 


809497 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1396 


90 


220 


M 


159 


13.4 


15.3 


22.3 


22.5 


285 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Chevrolet Sail Diesel LT ABS 


849400 


808952 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1248 


75 


190 


M 


163 


16.2 


15.8 


21.6 


22.1 


370 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda Jazz Diesel V 


854293 


809900 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1498 


100 


200 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


27.3 


354 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Force Gurkha Hard Top (4x4) 


855850 


871057 


SUV 


Diesel 


2596 


82 


230 


M 




- 


- 


- 


- 




N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Hyundai Xcent SX Petrol Option Pack AT CNG 


858005 


828982 


Sedan 


CNG 


1197 


83 


114 


A 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


407 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mahindra Thar CRDe 4x4 


858246 


825119 


SUV 


Diesel 


2500 


107 


247 


M 


124 


18.9 


12.9 


16.8 


16.6 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Renault Lodgy 85PS Base 


862687 


829000 


MUV 


Diesel 


1461 


85 


200 


M 




- 


- 


- 


21.0 


207 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Honda Mobilio E Diesel 


864559 


819200 


MUV 


Diesel 


1498 


100 


200 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


24.2 


223 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Honda Amaze VX(0) MT Diesel 


866586 


821300 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1498 


100 


200 


M 


141 


13.3 


15.9 


24.0 


25.8 


400 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda City Petrol S MT 


867124 


819000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1497 


119 


145 


M 


182 


11.5 


10.8 


18.2 


17.4 


510 


Y 


N 


N 


1 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Fiat Linea Multijet-Active 


867494 


867297 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1248 


93 


209 


M 


169 


15.6 


14.9 


19.1 


20.4 


500 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Nissan Sunny XL Petrol 


868656 


818800 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1498 


99 


134 


M 


175 


12.8 


11.9 


21.1 


17.0 


490 


Y 


N 


N 


1 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI Ambition Plus 


869068 


843266 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1598 


105 


153 


M 


178 


- 


9.1 


16.1 


15.0 


460 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai Elite i20 Asta (0) Diesel 


869216 


828496 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1396 


90 


220 


M 


159 


13.4 


15.3 


22.3 


22.5 


285 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Renault Scala RxL Petrol 


869418 


823575 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1498 


99 


134 


M 


156 


13.6 


20.3 


11.7 


17.0 


490 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Ford Figo Aspire Diesel 1.5MT Titanium Plus 


871325 


824990 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1498 


100 


215 


M 


177 


11.5 


15.3 


25.5 


25.8 


359 


Y 


N 


N 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Volkswagen Cross Polo 1.5 TDI 


872788 


847600 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1498 


90 


230 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


20.1 


280 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Vxi AT 


873765 


826257 


MUV 


Petrol 


1373 


92 


130 


A 


- 


- 


- 


- 


17.0 


- 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Toyota Etios VXD Diesel 


874465 


853965 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1364 


68 


170 


M 


162 


15.8 


16.0 


23.5 


23.5 


595 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Ciaz VDI SHVS 


876412 


823000 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1248 


90 


200 


M 


173 


12.9 


17.9 


24.8 


28.1 


510 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Renault Duster Petrol RxE 


876941 


830009 


SUV 


Petrol 


1598 


104 


148 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


13.1 


475 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Tata Manza EX 


877403 


857884 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1248 


90 


200 


M 


164 


15.6 


13.9 


24.6 


21.0 


460 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Fiat Avventura Emotion MULTIJET Diesel 


878223 


866039 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1248 


93 


209 


M 


159 


15.9 


14.3 


19.8 


20.5 


280 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Smart Hybrid Vdi 


879296 


826300 


MUV 


Diesel 


1248 


90 


200 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


24.5 


- 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mahindra TUV300 T8 


883092 


848000 


SUV 


Diesel 


1493 


84 


230 


M 


143 


17.4 


13.1 


19.3 


18.5 


384 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Volkswagen Polo GT TSI 


883261 


857700 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1197 


105 


175 


A 


183 


10.4 


13.9 


19.3 


17.2 


- 


Y 


N 


Y 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Volkswagen Polo GT TDI 


883320 


857800 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1498 


105 


250 


M 


180 


11.4 


14.5 


21.7 


19.9 




Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Sigma 200 


883330 


834000 


SUV 


Diesel 


1248 


90 


200 


M 


- 


13.2 


- 


- 


23.7 


353 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Hyundai i20 Active 1.4 S 


883356 


842633 


SUV 


Diesel 


1396 


90 


219 


M 


159 


12.6 


16.4 


22.7 


21.2 


285 


Y 


N 


N 


1 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Icml Extreme SD BS4 


887377 


862627 


MUV 


Diesel 


1994 


120 


285 


M 


165 


- 


- 


- 


17.0 


463 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Zxi+ 


887769 


842572 


MUV 


Petrol 


1373 


92 


130 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


17.5 


- 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mahindra Xylo D4 BS4 


889136 


863554 


MUV 


Diesel 


2489 


95 


218 


M 


159 


- 


- 


- 


15.0 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Ciaz VDi(O) SHVS 


891646 


837500 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1248 


90 


200 


M 


173 


12.9 


17.9 


24.8 


28.1 


510 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Volkswagen Vento Comfortline Petrol (MT) 


892813 


867000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1598 


105 


153 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


16.1 


494 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mahindra TUV300 T6+ AMT 


895707 


860000 


SUV 


Diesel 


1493 


80 


230 


A 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


384 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Tata Safari Dicor LX BS 4 


895722 


890688 


SUV 


Diesel 


2179 


140 


320 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Mahindra Scorpio S2 


897884 


882832 


SUV 


Diesel 


2523 


75 


200 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Ciaz ZXI 


902125 


857504 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1373 


93 


130 


M 




- 


- 


- 


20.7 


510 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda Jazz Diesel VX 


905798 


859000 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1498 


100 


200 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


27.3 


354 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Ford EcoSport 1.0 EcoBoost Trend+ 


906494 


853363 


SUV 


Petrol 


999 


125 


170 


M 




11.3 


15.3 


18.9 


18.9 


346 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Skoda Rapid 1.5 TDI CR Active 


907719 


880767 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1498 


105 


250 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


21.1 


460 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Nissan Sunny XE Diesel 


912069 


860120 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1461 


86 


200 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


22.7 


490 


Y 


N 


N 


1 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Hyundai Creta 1.6 Base petrol 


912196 


869461 


SUV 


Petrol 


1591 


123 


151 


M 




- 


- 


- 


15.3 




Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mahindra Scorpio GETAWAY 4WD 


912743 


885398 


Pick-up 


Diesel 


2600 


78 


200 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI Elegance 


915447 


888266 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1598 


105 


153 


M 


178 


- 


9.1 


16.1 


15.0 


460 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Chevrolet Enjoy 1.3 TCDi LTZ-8 


920260 


876438 


MUV 


Diesel 


1248 


75 


173 


M 




- 


- 


- 


18.2 


195 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Chevrolet Enjoy 1.3 TCDi LTZ-7 


923038 


879084 


MUV 


Diesel 


1248 


75 


173 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


18.2 


195 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Ford EcoSport 1.5 Diesel Trend 


924231 


870244 


SUV 


Diesel 


1498 


100 


205 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


22.3 


346 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda City Diesel E MT 


926338 


875000 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1498 


100 


200 


M 


176 


12.8 


15.5 


24.1 


26.0 


510 


Y 


N 


N 


1 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Toyota Etios Xclusive Diesel 


927047 


863465 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1364 


68 


170 


M 


162 


15.8 


16.0 


23.5 


23.6 


595 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda City Petrol SV MT 


929526 


878500 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1497 


118 


146 


M 


182 


11.5 


10.8 


18.2 


17.4 


510 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai 4S Fluidic Verna 1.6 S petrol 


931262 


887990 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1591 


123 


154 


M 


197 


11.9 


11.1 


18.7 


17.0 


465 


Y 


N 


N 


1 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Smart Hybrid Zdi 


935070 


882540 


MUV 


Diesel 


1248 


90 


200 


M 


- 






- 


24.5 


- 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Volkswagen Vento Trendline Diesel 


937150 


910000 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1498 


105 


250 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


20.6 


494 


N 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Ciaz VDi+ SHVS 


937304 


881500 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1248 


90 


200 


M 


173 


12.9 


17.9 


24.8 


28.1 


510 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Fiat Linea T-Jet Dynamic 


940267 


925637 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1368 


114 


207 


M 


187 


- 


- 


- 


15.7 


500 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai i20 Active 1.4 SX 


941075 


897685 


SUV 


Diesel 


1396 


90 


219 


M 


159 


12.6 


16.4 


22.7 


21.2 


285 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda Mobilio S Diesel 


941677 


892700 


MUV 


Diesel 


1498 


100 


200 


M 




- 


- 


- 


24.2 


223 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Force One EX 


942483 


959272 


SUV 


Diesel 


2650 


82 


230 


M 




- 


- 


- 


- 


473 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI (A) Ambition Plus 


943214 


929940 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1598 


105 


153 


A 


178 


14.6 


9.1 


16.1 


14.3 


460 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Ford EcoSport 1.5 Petrol Manual Titanium 


945999 


890963 


SUV 


Petrol 


1499 


112 


140 


M 


165 


13.4 


11.1 


18.3 


18.9 


346 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Renault Lodgy 85PS RxE 


946269 


909000 


MUV 


Diesel 


1461 


85 


200 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


21.0 


207 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Mahindra Xylo H4 


949906 


935488 


MUV 


Diesel 


2179 


120 


280 


M 


168 


13.7 


11.1 


16.7 


14.0 


- 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki Ciaz VXI+ AT 


949978 


900233 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1373 


93 


130 


A 


- 


- 




- 


19.1 


510 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 



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i 

1 


Ex-Mumbai (^) 


Ex-Delhi (^) 


Body Type 


1 

1 


il 


Power (PS) 


! 

1 


Transmission 


1 

I 


0-100 (kmph) 


City (kmpi) 


Highway (kmpI 


il 


Boot Space (1) 








1 


Power Window 
(F/R) 


1 


1 Rear Aircon 



^5 lakh to ^10 lakh contd... 



Icml Extreme VD BS4 


950791 


926041 


MUV 


Diesel 


1994 


120 


285 


M 


165 


- 


- 


- 


17.0 


464 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Hyundai 4S Fluidic Verna 1.4 diesel 


951232 


907034 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1396 


90 


220 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


24.8 


465 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


Y 


Honda Mobilio V Petrol 


955671 


906100 


MUV 


Petrol 


1497 


119 


145 


M 


140 


11.9 


11.1 


19.2 


17.3 


223 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Renault Duster Diesel 85 RxE 


957046 


906810 


SUV 


Diesel 


1461 


85 


200 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


19.9 


475 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Mahindra TUV300 T8+ AMT 


958785 


920000 


SUV 


Diesel 


1493 


80 


230 


A 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


384 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Renault Scala RxL Diesel 


960557 


909897 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1461 


86 


200 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


21.6 


490 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Ciaz RS ZXi+ 


961400 


920000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1373 


93 


130 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


20.7 


510 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Ciaz ZXI+ 


962587 


915868 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1373 


93 


130 


M 




- 


- 


- 


20.7 


510 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI Elegance Black Package 


964097 


901367 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1598 


105 


153 


M 


178 


- 


9.1 


16.1 


14.3 


460 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mahindra Scorpio S4 


964935 


943531 


SUV 


Diesel 


2179 


120 


280 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Delta 200 


967861 


915000 


SUV 


Diesel 


1248 


90 


200 


M 




13.2 


- 


- 


23.7 


353 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Volkswagen Vento Highline Petrol (MT) 


969991 


942000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1598 


105 


153 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


16.1 


494 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Volkswagen Vento Highline Petrol Plus 


969991 


- 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1598 


105 


153 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


16.1 


494 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Nissan Evalia XE 


970621 


862792 


MUV 


Diesel 


1461 


86 


200 


M 


151 


14.3 


14.8 


22.3 


19.3 


490 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


N/N 


N 


N 


Ford EcoSport 1.5 Diesel Trend+ 


974661 


918244 


SUV 


Diesel 


1498 


100 


205 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


22.3 


346 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Skoda Rapid 1.5 TDI CR Ambition Plus 


977288 


933266 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1498 


104 


250 


M 




- 


- 


- 


21.1 


460 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Smart Hybrid Zdi+ 


980055 


925358 


MUV 


Diesel 


1248 


90 


200 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


24.5 


- 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Nissan Sunny XL Diesel 


980182 


924950 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1461 


86 


200 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


22.7 


490 


Y 


N 


N 


1 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki CiazZDiSHVS 


984200 


952501 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1248 


90 


200 


M 


173 


12.9 


17.9 


24.8 


28.1 


510 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Fiat Linea Multijet Dynamic 


985445 


984924 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1248 


93 


209 


M 


169 


15.6 


14.9 


19.1 


20.4 


500 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai 4S Fluidic Verna 1.6 S(0) petrol 


987017 


941179 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1591 


123 


154 


M 


197 


11.9 


11.1 


18.7 


17.0 


465 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda City Petrol V MT 


990880 


937000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1497 


119 


145 


M 


182 


11.5 


10.8 


18.2 


17.4 


510 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Fiat Linea T-Jet Emotion 


993006 


977726 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1368 


114 


207 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


15.7 


500 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda City Diesel S MT 


995037 


940500 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1498 


100 


200 


M 


176 


12.8 


15.5 


24.1 


26.0 


510 


Y 


N 


N 


1 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Zeta 200 


999000 


999000 


SUV 


Diesel 


1248 


90 


200 


M 


- 


13.2 


- 


- 


23.7 


353 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 



?10 lakh to?20 lakh 



Hyundai Creta 1.4 Base diesel 


1003522 


956940 


SUV 


Diesel 


1396 


90 


220 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


21.4 




Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Renault Lodgy 85PS RxL 


1009131 


969000 


MUV 


Diesel 


1461 


85 


200 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


21.0 


207 


Y 


N 


N 


1 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Nissan Sunny XL CVT Petrol 


1011733 


954982 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1498 


101 


134 


A 


- 


- 


- 


- 


18.0 


490 


Y 


N 


N 


1 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda Mobilio V(0) MT Petrol 


1013374 


975066 


MUV 


Petrol 


1497 


119 


145 


M 


140 


11.9 


11.1 


19.2 


17.3 


223 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai Creta 1.6 S petrol 


1014137 


967062 


SUV 


Petrol 


1591 


123 


151 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


15.3 


- 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Volkswagen Vento Comfortline Petrol (AT) 


1016463 


987000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1197 


105 


175 


A 


185 


10.8 


12.8 


19.1 


18.2 


494 


Y 


N 


Y 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI (A) Elegance 


1017486 


987266 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1598 


105 


153 


A 


178 


- 


9.1 


16.1 


14.3 


460 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Renault Duster Petrol RxL 


1018017 


946450 


SUV 


Petrol 


1598 


104 


148 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


13.1 


475 


Y 


N 


N 


1 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Ciaz ZXI AT 


1020889 


972146 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1373 


93 


130 


A 


- 


- 


- 


- 


19.1 


510 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Volkswagen Vento Comfortline Diesel (MT) 


1021475 


992000 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1498 


105 


250 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


20.6 


494 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Tata Xenon XT 4x2 


1022490 


995753 


Pick-up 


Diesel 


2179 


140 


320 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


13.5 


280 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Tata Safari Dicor EX BS 4 


1024244 


1020163 


SUV 


Diesel 


2179 


140 


320 


M 


153 


16.6 


12.2 


17.9 


14.3 


- 


N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Nissan Evalia XE+ 


1027127 


913544 


MUV 


Diesel 


1461 


86 


200 


M 


151 


14.3 


14.8 


22.3 


19.3 


490 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


N/N 


N 


Y 


Skoda Rapid 1.5 TDI CR Elegance 


1030986 


987266 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1498 


105 


250 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


21.1 


460 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Fiat Linea Multijet Emotion 


1032999 


1032504 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1248 


93 


209 


M 


169 


15.6 


14.9 


19.1 


20.4 


500 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda City Petrol SV CVT 


1037550 


981500 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1497 


119 


145 


A 


- 


- 


- 


- 


18.0 


510 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Ford EcoSport 1.5 Diesel Titanium 


1045683 


985844 


SUV 


Diesel 


1498 


100 


205 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


22.3 


346 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda City Diesel SV MT 


1046954 


993900 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1498 


100 


200 


M 


176 


12.8 


15.5 


24.1 


26.0 


510 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Ford EcoSport 1.0 EcoBoost Titanium + 


1049485 


989463 


SUV 


Petrol 


999 


125 


170 


M 


- 


11.3 


15.3 


18.9 


18.9 


346 


Y 


N 


N 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Nissan Evalia XL (0) 


1053195 


1017294 


MUV 


Diesel 


1461 


86 


200 


M 


151 


14.3 


14.8 


22.3 


19.3 


490 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Ford EcoSport 1.5 Petrol Titanium AT 


1053582 


993363 


SUV 


Petrol 


1499 


112 


140 


A 


- 


- 


- 


- 


15.9 


346 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Renault Scala RxZ Diesel 


1058005 


1002077 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1461 


86 


200 


M 




- 


- 


- 


21.6 


490 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Nissan Sunny XV Diesel 


1059636 


1000576 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1461 


86 


200 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


22.7 


490 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Renault Lodgy HOPS RxL 


1061378 


999000 


MUV 


Diesel 


1461 


110 


245 


M 


165 


13.1 


12.3 


21.6 


20.0 


207 


Y 


N 


N 


1 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Tata Aria Pure LX 


1061606 


1042274 


SUV 


Diesel 


2179 


150 


320 


M 


- 


16.8 


- 


- 


15.1 




N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


N 


N 


Honda Mobilio V Diesel 


1063386 


1008700 


MUV 


Diesel 


1498 


100 


200 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


24.2 


223 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai 4S Fluidic Verna 1.6 S(0) AT petrol 


1063425 


1014075 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1591 


123 


154 


A 




- 


- 


- 


17.0 


465 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Renault Duster Diesel 85 RXL 


1065958 


999000 


SUV 


Diesel 


1461 


85 


200 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


19.9 


475 


N 


N 


N 


1 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Skoda Rapid 1.6 MPI (A) Elegance Black Package 


1066131 


1000367 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1598 


105 


153 


A 


178 


- 


9.1 


16.1 


14.3 


460 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai 4S Fluidic Verna 1.6 SX petrol 


1067891 


1018333 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1591 


123 


154 


M 


197 


11.9 


11.1 


18.7 


17.0 


465 


Y 


N 


N 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Skoda Rapid 1.5 TDI CR Elegance Black Package 


1071839 


1000367 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1498 


105 


250 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


21.1 


460 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Ciaz RS ZDi+ SHVS 


1074260 


1028000 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1248 


90 


200 


M 


- 


13.2 


- 


- 


28.1 


510 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Nissan Terrano XE dCi 


1075433 


1013608 


SUV 


Diesel 


1461 


85 


200 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


20.5 


475 


N 


N 


N 


1 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Nissan Terrano XL Petrol 


1076831 


1014941 


SUV 


Petrol 


1598 


104 


145 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


13.2 


475 


Y 


N 


N 


1 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai 4S Fluidic Verna 1.6 S diesel 


1077295 


999902 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1582 


128 


259 


M 


188 


10.6 


12.4 


23.7 


23.9 


465 


Y 


N 


N 


1 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mahindra Scorpio S6 


1081625 


1063023 


SUV 


Diesel 


2179 


120 


280 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mahindra Scorpio S4 4WD 


1085796 


1098451 


SUV 


Diesel 


2179 


120 


280 


M 


- 


- 


- 




- 


- 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Tata Safari Storme LX BS4 4x2 


1085999 


999010 


SUV 


Diesel 


2179 


150 


320 


M 


- 


15.0 


- 


- 


14.1 




N 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Nissan Sunny XV Premium Pack 2 


1089923 


1029403 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1461 


86 


200 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


490 


Y 


N 


N 


4 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda City Petrol VX MT 


1092610 


1034000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1497 


119 


145 


M 


182 


11.5 


10.8 


18.2 


17.4 


510 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Ciaz ZDi+ SHVS 


1093347 


1017500 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1248 


90 


200 


M 


173 


12.9 


17.9 


24.8 


28.1 


510 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Volkswagen Vento Highline Petrol (AT) 


1093641 


1062000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1197 


105 


175 


A 


185 


10.8 


12.8 


19.1 


18.2 


494 


Y 


N 


Y 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 



238 OVERDRIVE DEC 2015 





1 






















































g 
















E 


















i 

1 


Ex-Mumbai (^) 


Ex-Delhi (^) 


Body Type 


1 

1 


il 


Power (PS) 


! 

1 


Transmission 


1 

I 


0-100 (kmph) 


City (kmpi) 


Highway (kmpI 


il 


Boot Space (1) 








1 


Power Window 
(F/R) 


1 


1 Rear Aircon 



^10 lakh to ^20 lakh contd... 



Mahindra Xylo H8 


1095314 


1078139 


MUV 


Diesel 


2179 


120 


280 


M 


168 


13.7 


11.1 


16.7 


14.0 


- 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Volkswagen Vento Highline Diesel (MT) 


1098714 


1067000 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1498 


105 


250 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


20.6 


494 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Volkswagen Vento Highline Diesel Plus 


1098714 


- 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1498 


105 


250 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


20.6 


494 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai Creta 1.4 S diesel 


1103446 


1052226 


SUV 


Diesel 


1396 


90 


220 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


21.4 


- 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Ford EcoSport 1.5 Diesel Titanium + 


1107145 


1044344 


SUV 


Diesel 


1498 


100 


205 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


22.3 


346 


Y 


N 


N 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Nissan Sunny XV Premium Pack 1 


1111749 


1050179 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1461 


86 


200 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


22.7 


490 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mahindra Scorpio S6 + 


1114040 


1094473 


SUV 


Diesel 


2179 


120 


280 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 




Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Nissan Evalia XL 


1115040 


992503 


MUV 


Diesel 


1461 


86 


200 


M 


151 


14.3 


14.8 


22.3 


19.3 


490 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Honda City Diesel V MT 


1115758 


1055500 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1498 


100 


200 


M 


176 


12.8 


15.5 


24.1 


26.0 


510 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Skoda Rapid 1.5 TDI CR (A) Ambition Plus 


1116427 


1068266 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1498 


105 


250 


A 


- 


- 


- 


- 


21.7 


460 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda Mobilio V(0) MT Diesel 


1121093 


1077666 


MUV 


Diesel 


1498 


100 


200 


M 




- 


- 


- 


24.2 


223 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Nissan Evalia XV (0) 


1122024 


1083930 


MUV 


Diesel 


1461 


86 


200 


M 


151 


14.3 


14.8 


22.3 


19.3 


490 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai 4S Fluidic Verna 1.6 S(0) diesel 


1122503 


1070435 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1582 


128 


259 


M 


188 


10.6 


12.4 


23.7 


23.9 


465 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda City Petrol VX(0) 


1124074 


1064000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1497 


119 


145 


M 


182 


11.5 


10.8 


18.2 


17.4 


510 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Tata Xenon XT 4x4 


1129036 


1099337 


Pick-up 


Diesel 


2179 


140 


320 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


13.5 


280 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Alpha 200 


1135677 


1075000 


SUV 


Diesel 


1248 


90 


200 


M 


- 


13.2 


- 


- 


23.7 


353 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Renault Duster Diesel 85 RxL plus 


1139823 


1079868 


SUV 


Diesel 


1461 


85 


200 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


19.9 


475 


Y 


N 


N 


1 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Renault Lodgy 85PS RxZ 


1144975 


1099000 


MUV 


Diesel 


1461 


85 


200 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


21.0 


207 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Volkswagen Vento Comfortline Diesel (AT) 


1145005 


1112000 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1498 


105 


250 


A 


180 


11.5 


13.6 


21.4 


21.5 


494 


Y 


N 


Y 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Skoda Rapid 1.5 TDI CR (A) Elegance 


1166003 


1118267 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1498 


105 


250 


A 


- 


- 


- 


- 


21.7 


460 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Tata Safari Storme EX BS4 4x2 


1167388 


1160510 


SUV 


Diesel 


2179 


150 


320 


M 


- 


15.0 


- 


- 


14.1 


- 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda Mobilio RS Diesel 


1178801 


1118700 


MUV 


Diesel 


1498 


100 


200 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


24.5 


223 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mahindra Xylo H9 


1183617 


1163791 


MUV 


Diesel 


2179 


120 


280 


M 


168 


13.7 


11.1 


16.7 


14.0 


- 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Nissan Terrano XL dCi 85PS 


1183766 


1116725 


SUV 


Diesel 


1461 


85 


200 


M 




- 


- 


- 


20.5 


475 


Y 


N 


N 


1 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai Creta 1.6 SX Plus petrol 


1184532 


1129548 


SUV 


Petrol 


1591 


123 


151 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


15.3 


- 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Nissan Evalia XV 


1189234 


1059141 


MUV 


Diesel 


1461 


86 


200 


M 


151 


14.3 


14.8 


22.3 


19.3 


490 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Renault Duster Diesel 110 RxL 


1194768 


1110183 


SUV 


Diesel 


1461 


110 


245 


M 


175 


12.7 


13.9 


21.8 


19.6 


475 


Y 


N 


N 


1 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mahindra XUV500 W4 


1196809 


1129394 


MUV 


Diesel 


2179 


140 


330 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


16.0 


- 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Renault Lodgy Stepway 110 RxZ 8 seater 


1199000 


1199000 


MPV 


Diesel 


1461 


110 


245 


M 


165 


13.1 


12.3 


21.6 


20.0 


207 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Skoda Rapid 1.5 TDI CR (A) Elegance Black Package 


1201148 


1131366 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1498 


105 


250 


A 


- 


- 


- 


- 


21.1 


460 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Renault Duster Diesel 85 RxL option pack 


1202757 


1139369 


SUV 


Diesel 


1461 


85 


200 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


19.9 


475 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda City Petrol VX CVT 


1206402 


1142500 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1497 


119 


145 


A 




- 


- 


- 


18.0 


510 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Renault Lodgy HOPS RxZ 8 Seater 


1207670 


1159000 


MUV 


Diesel 


1461 


110 


245 


M 


165 


13.1 


12.3 


21.6 


20.0 


207 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mahindra Scorpio S8 


1208556 


1183949 


SUV 


Diesel 


2179 


120 


280 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 




Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai Creta 1.4 S Plus diesel 


1211255 


1155030 


SUV 


Diesel 


1396 


90 


220 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


21.4 




Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai 4S Fluidic Verna 1.6 SX diesel 


1214585 


1158282 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1582 


128 


260 


M 


188 


10.6 


12.4 


23.7 


23.9 


465 


Y 


N 


N 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda City Diesel VX MT 


1218545 


1153500 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1498 


100 


200 


M 


176 


12.8 


15.5 


24.1 


25.1 


510 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Nissan Terrano XL dCi Plus 85PS 


1219854 


1145123 


SUV 


Diesel 


1461 


85 


200 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


20.5 


475 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Volkswagen Vento Highline Diesel (AT) 


1222247 


1187000 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1498 


105 


250 


A 


180 


11.5 


13.6 


21.4 


21.5 


494 


Y 


N 


Y 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Nissan Terrano XL dCi HOPS 


1233621 


1164177 


SUV 


Diesel 


1461 


110 


248 


M 


172 


12.7 


13.9 


21.6 


19.0 


475 


Y 


N 


N 


1 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda Mobilio RS(0) Diesel 


1236508 


1187666 


MUV 


Diesel 


1498 


100 


200 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


24.5 


223 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai Creta 1.6 SX diesel 


1237409 


1179971 


SUV 


Diesel 


1582 


128 


259 


M 


185 


11.2 


14.2 


21.4 


19.7 


- 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Renault Lodgy HOPS RxZ 7 Seater 


1239019 


1189000 


MUV 


Diesel 


1461 


110 


245 


M 


165 


13.1 


12.3 


21.6 


20.0 


207 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Renault Lodgy Stepway 110 RxZ 7 seater 


1249300 


1229000 


MPV 


Diesel 


1461 


110 


245 


M 


165 


13.1 


12.3 


21.6 


20.0 


207 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda City Diesel VX(0) 


1250010 


1183500 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1498 


100 


200 


M 


176 


12.8 


15.5 


24.1 


25.1 


510 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Force One SX 


1254477 


1269983 


SUV 


Diesel 


2200 


141 


321 


M 


- 


- 


14.0 


17.0 


- 


473 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Delta 320 


1266261 


1199000 


SUV 


Diesel 


1598 


119 


320 


M 




11.3 


- 


- 


22.7 


353 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Nissan Evalia Special Variant 


1275427 


1222347 


MUV 


Diesel 


1461 


86 


200 


M 


151 


14.3 


14.8 


22.3 


19.3 


- 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Mahindra Scorpio SIO 


1275437 


1248833 


SUV 


Diesel 


2179 


120 


280 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai 4S Fluidic Verna 1.6 SX AT diesel 


1288131 


1228445 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1582 


128 


260 


A 


- 


- 


- 


- 


23.9 


465 


Y 


N 


N 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Tata Aria Pleasure 


1297212 


1256151 


SUV 


Diesel 


2179 


150 


320 


M 


- 


16.8 


- 


- 


15.1 


- 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Toyota Innova 2.5G 7-seater 


1303206 


1274419 


SUV 


Diesel 


2494 


102 


200 


M 


151 


17.6 


10.1 


16.2 


13.3 


300 


N 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Toyota Innova 2.5G 8-seater 


1308143 


1279119 


SUV 


Diesel 


2494 


102 


200 


M 


151 


17.6 


10.1 


16.2 


13.3 


300 


N 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Renault Duster Diesel 110 RxZ plus 


1312911 


1237602 


SUV 


Diesel 


1461 


110 


248 


M 


175 


12.7 


13.9 


21.8 


19.6 


475 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Renault Duster RxL AWD 


1315344 


1239976 


SUV 


Diesel 


1461 


110 


245 


M 


168 


13.1 


12.1 


19.2 


19.6 


475 


Y 


N 


N 


1 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Renault Duster Diesel 110 RxZ 


1316902 


1242656 


SUV 


Diesel 


1461 


110 


245 


M 


175 


12.7 


13.9 


21.8 


19.6 


475 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mahindra XUV500 W6 


1321687 


1257048 


MUV 


Diesel 


2179 


140 


330 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


16.0 




Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Tata Safari Storme VX BS4 4x2 


1328510 


1302013 


SUV 


Diesel 


2179 


150 


320 


M 


- 


15.0 


- 


- 


14.1 




Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Nissan Terrano XV dCi HOps 


1334933 


1260608 


SUV 


Diesel 


1461 


110 


248 


M 


172 


12.7 


13.9 


21.6 


19.0 


475 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai Creta 1.6 SX Plus diesel 


1339969 


1277770 


SUV 


Diesel 


1582 


128 


259 


M 


185 


11.2 


14.2 


21.4 


19.7 


- 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mahindra Scorpio SIO 2WD AT 


1342418 


1313820 


SUV 


Diesel 


2179 


120 


280 


A 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Toyota Innova 2.5GX 7-seater 


1359301 


1330847 


SUV 


Diesel 


2494 


102 


200 


M 


151 


17.6 


10.1 


16.2 


13.3 


300 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Toyota Corolla Altis J(S) 


1363833 


1306324 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1798 


140 


173 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


14.5 


470 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Toyota Innova 2.5GX 8-seater 


1364236 


1335547 


SUV 


Diesel 


2494 


102 


200 


M 


151 


17.6 


10.1 


16.2 


13.3 


300 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Nissan Terrano XV Premium dCi HOps 


1366000 


1291706 


SUV 


Diesel 


1461 


110 


248 


M 


172 


12.7 


13.9 


21.6 


19.0 


475 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Zeta 320 


1371039 


1299000 


SUV 


Diesel 


1598 


119 


320 


M 




11.3 


- 


- 


22.7 


353 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mahindra Scorpio SIO 4WD 


1393236 


1362095 


SUV 


Diesel 


2179 


120 


280 


M 


- 


13.2 


10.8 


17.9 


- 


- 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Force One LX 


1409202 


1434289 


SUV 


Diesel 


2200 


141 


321 


M 




- 


14.0 


17.0 




473 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Renault Duster RxZ AWD 


1436234 


1354766 


SUV 


Diesel 


1461 


110 


245 


M 


168 


13.1 


12.1 


19.2 


19.6 


475 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai Creta 1.6 SX Plus diesel AT 


1444838 


1377771 


SUV 


Diesel 


1582 


128 


259 


A 


- 


- 


- 


- 


17.0 


- 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai Creta 1.6 SX(0) diesel 


1447339 


1380156 


SUV 


Diesel 


1582 


128 


259 


M 


185 


11.2 


14.2 


21.4 


19.7 




Y 


N 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 



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Car Buyer’s Guide 



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1 


Ex-Mumbai (^) 


Ex-Delhi (^) 


Body Type 


1 

1 


il 


Power (PS) 


! 

1 


Transmission 


1 

I 


0-100 (kmph) 


City (kmpi) 


Highway (kmpI 


il 


Boot Space (1) 








1 


Power Window 
(F/R) 


1 


1 Rear Aircon 



^10 lakh to ^20 lakh contd... 



Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Alpha 320 


1449583 


1374000 


SUV 


Diesel 


1598 


119 


320 


M 


189 


11.8 


14.1 


23.9 


22.7 


353 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Toyota Corolla Altis DJ 


1455203 


1393324 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1364 


88 


205 


M 


169 


14.7 


17.1 


23.5 


21.5 


470 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


N 


N 


Volkswagen Jetta 1.4L TSI (MT) Trendline 


1455490 


1415201 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1390 


122 


200 


M 


196 


11.1 


9.9 


19.6 


14.7 


510 


Y 


N 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Tata Safari Storme VX BS4 4x4 


1462845 


1435013 


SUV 


Diesel 


2179 


150 


320 


M 


- 


15.0 


- 


- 


14.1 


- 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mahindra Scorpio SIO 4WD AT 


1466415 


1433094 


SUV 


Diesel 


2179 


120 


280 


A 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 




Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai Elantra VTVT 1.8S 


1481009 


1443199 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1797 


150 


178 


M 


204 


10.5 


10.2 


17.8 


16.3 


420 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Chevrolet Cruze LT 


1496915 


1426681 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1998 


166 


360 


M 


201 


9.4 


10.6 


15.1 


17.3 


450 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mahindra XUV500 W8 


1504095 


1430555 


MUV 


Diesel 


2179 


140 


330 


M 




- 


- 


- 


16.0 


- 


Y 


N 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Toyota Corolla Altis DJ (S) 


1515061 


1450324 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1364 


88 


205 


M 


169 


14.7 


17.1 


23.5 


21.5 


470 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Toyota Corolla Altis G 


1523454 


1458324 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1798 


140 


173 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


14.5 


470 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Renault Fluence E2 


1555393 


1472923 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1461 


110 


240 


M 


181 


12.7 


13.3 


21.2 


20.4 


530 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai Elantra CRDI 1.6 


1559068 


1487681 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1582 


128 


260 


M 


189 


10.8 


12.4 


20.0 


22.7 


420 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Toyota Innova 2.5VX 7-seater 


1570936 


1532718 


SUV 


Diesel 


2494 


102 


200 


M 


151 


17.6 


10.1 


16.2 


13.3 


300 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Volkswagen Jetta 2.0L CR TDI (MT) Trendline 


1575487 


1531800 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1968 


140 


320 


M 


196 


9.8 


12.5 


20.2 


19.3 


510 


Y 


N 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Toyota Innova 2.5VX 8-seater 


1575870 


1537418 


SUV 


Diesel 


2494 


102 


200 


M 


151 


17.6 


10.1 


16.2 


13.3 


300 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mahindra XUV500 W8 AWD 


1592617 


1511846 


MUV 


Diesel 


2179 


140 


330 


M 


184 


12.9 


11.7 


16.1 


16.0 


- 


Y 


N 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mahindra XUV500 WIO 


1597122 


1519053 


MUV 


Diesel 


2179 


140 


330 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


16.0 


- 


Y 


N 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Tata Aria Pride 4X4 


1598017 


1543006 


SUV 


Diesel 


2179 


150 


320 


M 


170 


16.8 


- 


- 


15.1 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Volkswagen Jetta 1.4L TSI (MT) Comfortline 


1612053 


1567400 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1390 


122 


200 


M 


196 


11.1 


9.9 


19.6 


14.7 


510 


Y 


N 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai Elantra CRDI 1.6S 


1640390 


1565279 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1582 


128 


260 


M 


189 


10.8 


12.4 


20.0 


22.7 


420 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Toyota Innova 2.5ZX 7-seater 


1643463 


1601770 


SUV 


Diesel 


2494 


102 


200 


M 


151 


17.6 


10.1 


16.2 


13.3 


300 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai Elantra VTVT 1.8SX 


1646471 


1571081 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1797 


150 


178 


M 


204 


10.5 


10.2 


17.8 


16.3 


420 


Y 


N 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 


1658875 


1580924 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1998 


166 


360 


M 


201 


9.4 


10.6 


15.1 


17.3 


450 


Y 


N 


N 


4 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Toyota Corolla Altis G-CVT 


1659972 


1588324 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1798 


140 


173 


A 


- 


- 


- 


- 


14.5 


470 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Toyota Corolla Altis DG 


1662080 


1590325 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1364 


88 


205 


M 


169 


14.7 


17.1 


23.5 


21.5 


470 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Skoda Octavia 1.4 TSI (MT) Ambition 


1675215 


1626104 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1395 


140 


250 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


16.8 


590 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Toyota Corolla Altis GL 


1695677 


1622324 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1798 


140 


173 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


14.5 


470 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mahindra XUV500 WIO AWD 


1705798 


1619504 


MUV 


Diesel 


2179 


140 


330 


M 


181 


12.9 


11.9 


16.8 


16.0 


- 


Y 


N 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Renault Fluence E4 


1722348 


1630875 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1461 


110 


240 


M 


168 


12.7 


13.8 


22.4 


20.4 


530 


Y 


N 


Y 


4 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai Elantra VTVT 1.8SX AT 


1760521 


1679910 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1797 


150 


178 


A 


- 


- 


- 


- 


14.3 


420 


Y 


N 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Chevrolet Cruze AT- LTZ 


1768912 


1685730 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1998 


166 


360 


A 


- 


- 


- 


- 


14.8 


450 


Y 


N 


N 


4 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Volkswagen Jetta 2.0L CR TDI (MT) Comfortline 


1773274 


1724200 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1968 


140 


320 


M 


196 


9.8 


12.5 


20.2 


19.3 


510 


Y 


N 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai Elantra CRDI 1.6SX 


1779156 


1697691 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1582 


128 


260 


M 


189 


10.8 


12.4 


20.0 


22.7 


420 


Y 


N 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Toyota Corolla Altis DGL 


1834303 


1754324 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1364 


88 


205 


M 


169 


14.7 


17.1 


23.5 


21.5 


470 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI CR (MT) Ambition 


1842198 


1788130 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1968 


143 


320 


M 


208 


8.6 


13.4 


21.3 


20.6 


590 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Toyota Corolla Altis VL (CVT) 


1854247 


1773324 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1798 


140 


173 


A 


- 


- 


- 


- 


14.5 


470 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai Elantra CRDI 1.6SX AT 


1911717 


1824183 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1582 


128 


260 


A 


182 


11.5 


11.2 


19.8 


19.1 


420 


Y 


N 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI CR (AT) Ambition 


1912294 


1856131 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1968 


143 


320 


A 


- 


- 


- 


- 


19.3 


590 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Volkswagen Jetta 2.0L CR TDI (MT) Highline 


1969247 


1914800 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1968 


140 


320 


M 


196 


9.8 


12.5 


20.2 


19.3 


510 


Y 


N 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 



?20 lakh to?30 lakh 



Isuzu MU-7 High MT 


2001000 


2140000 


SUV 


Diesel 


2999 


163 


360 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


12.1 




Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Skoda Octavia 1.8 TSI (AT) Elegance 


2026708 


1967131 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1798 


180 


250 


A 


- 


- 


- 


- 


14.7 


590 


Y 


N 


N 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Skoda Octavia 1.8 TSI (AT) Style Plus 


2026708 


1980000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1798 


180 


250 


A 


- 


- 


- 


- 


14.7 


590 


Y 


N 


N 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Volkswagen Jetta 2.0L CR TDI (AT) Highline 


2074843 


2017500 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1968 


140 


320 


A 


- 


- 


- 


- 


17.0 


510 


Y 


N 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Skoda Yeti 4x2 Elegance 


2092746 


2011159 


SUV 


Diesel 


1968 


110 


250 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


17.7 


416 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI CR (AT) Style Plus 


2123000 


2130000 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1968 


143 


320 


A 


- 






- 


19.3 


590 


Y 


N 


N 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI CR (AT) Elegance 


2123599 


2061131 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1968 


143 


320 


A 


- 


- 


- 


- 


19.3 


590 


Y 


N 


N 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda CR-V CR-V 2L MT 


2236851 


2109000 


SUV 


Petrol 


1997 


156 


190 


M 




- 


- 


- 


13.7 


490 


Y 


N 


N 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Skoda Superb 1.8 TSI (MT) Elegance 


2252513 


2167540 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1798 


160 


250 


M 


190 


9.5 


10.1 


14.3 


13.1 


565 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Skoda Yeti 4x4 Elegance 


2267977 


2181159 


SUV 


Diesel 


1968 


140 


320 


M 


184 


10.4 


8.7 


16.4 


17.7 


416 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


SsangYong Rexton RX6 


2339329 


2221759 


SUV 


Diesel 


2696 


164 


340 


M 


180 


- 


- 


- 


12.8 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


4 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Ford Endeavour 4X2 MT 


2340637 


2215500 


SUV 


Diesel 


2499 


143 


330 


M 


- 


15.3 


8.5 


13.1 


13.1 


2055 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Isuzu MU-7 Premium AT 


2377000 


2390000 


SUV 


Diesel 


2999 


163 


333 


A 


- 


- 


- 


- 


12.1 


- 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda CR-V CR-V 2L AT 


2421476 


2285000 


SUV 


Petrol 


1997 


156 


190 


A 


- 


- 


- 


- 


13.7 


490 


Y 


N 


N 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Skoda Superb 1.8 TSI (AT) Elegance 


2422594 


2332541 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1798 


160 


250 


A 


- 


- 


- 


- 


13.7 


565 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara MT 


2456396 


2268064 


SUV 


Petrol 


2393 


165 


225 


M 


178 


12.3 


8.3 


17.1 


10.4 


398 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


SsangYong Rexton RX7 


2479204 


2353334 


SUV 


Diesel 


2696 


186 


402 


A 


171 


10.9 


8.1 


10.7 


11.0 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


4 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Renault Koleos 4x2MT 


2485243 


2347898 


SUV 


Diesel 


2000 


150 


320 


M 


180 


11.5 


- 


- 


17.2 


450 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Ford Endeavour 4x2 AT 


2505900 


2372800 


SUV 


Diesel 


2953 


156 


380 


A 


177 


12.8 


10.7 


15.1 


11.4 


2055 


Y 


N 


N 


4 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Toyota Fortuner 4x2 MT 


2528585 


2417200 


SUV 


Diesel 


2982 


171 


343 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 




Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportive MT 


2546962 


2434700 


SUV 


Diesel 


2494 


144 


343 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Nissan Teana 250XV 


2547806 


2547806 


Sedan 


Petrol 


2500 


182 


228 


A 


200 


11.2 


10.4 


14.7 


11.1 


488 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Audi A3 35 TDI Attraction 


2582200 


2456000 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1968 


143 


320 


A 


215 


9.6 


13.8 


22.1 


20.4 


425 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Volvo V40 D3 Kinetic 


2586375 


2475000 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1984 


150 


350 


A 


210 


9.6 


- 


- 


19.2 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 4x2 AT 


2622700 


2498000 


SUV 


Diesel 


2477 


178 


350 


A 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Toyota Fortuner 4x2 AT 


2633599 


2517200 


SUV 


Diesel 


2982 


171 


360 


A 


186 


11.6 


10.1 


17.2 


- 




Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Chevrolet Captiva LT 


2639204 


2513528 


SUV 


Diesel 


2231 


187 


400 


M 


- 


- 


- 


- 


14.6 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Toyota Fortuner TRD Sportive AT 


2651974 


2534700 


SUV 


Diesel 


2494 


144 


343 


A 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 



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Ex-Mumbai (^) 


Ex-Delhi (^) 


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Transmission 


1 

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0-100 (kmph) 


City (kmpi) 


Highway (kmpI 


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Boot Space (1) 








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Power Window 
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1 


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?20 lakh to ?30 lakh contd... 



Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 4x4 


2654000 


2598000 


SUV 


Diesel 


2477 


178 


400 


M 


171 


12.2 


- 


- 


12.8 


- 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda CR-V CR-V 2.4 AT 


2656454 


2509000 


SUV 


Petrol 


2354 


190 


226 


A 


192 


12.0 


8.0 


13.4 


12.0 


490 


Y 


N 


N 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara AT 


2662648 


2460529 


SUV 


Petrol 


2393 


166 


225 


A 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


398 


Y 


Y 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Toyota Fortuner 4X4 MT 


2667424 


2602390 


SUV 


Diesel 


2982 


171 


343 


M 


169 


12.9 


10.2 


17.0 


- 


- 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Audi A3 40 TFSI Premium 


2691159 


2550000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1798 


182 


250 


A 


230 


8.3 


10.1 


18.3 


16.6 


425 


Y 


Y 


Y 


7 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Ford Endeavour 4X4 AT 


2710247 


2567300 


SUV 


Diesel 


2953 


156 


380 


A 


144 


14.3 


9.9 


14.5 


11.4 


2055 


Y 


N 


N 


4 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Skoda Superb 2.0 TDI (AT) Elegance 


2726668 


2627541 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1968 


140 


320 


A 


202 


12.0 


12.6 


17.6 


17.2 


565 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Chevrolet Trailblazer LTZ 


2746307 


2640000 


SUV 


Diesel 


2776 


200 


500 


A 


- 


- 


- 


- 


11.5 


205 


Y 


Y 


Y 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Toyota Fortuner 4X4 AT 


2772438 


2702429 


SUV 


Diesel 


2982 


171 


360 


A 


178 


11.8 


10.5 


15.3 


11.5 


- 


Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mercedes-Benz B-Class B 180 Sport 


2794999 


2945000 


MUV 


Petrol 


1595 


122 


200 


A 


184 


10.1 


12.8 


20.4 


14.8 


488 


Y 


Y 


Y 


7 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mercedes-Benz A-Class A180 Sport 


2808135 


2745000 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1595 


122 


200 


A 


202 


9.6 


11.3 


19.6 


- 


341 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Volvo V40 Cross Country 1.6 GTDi 


2821500 


2700000 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1596 


182 


240 


A 


210 


8.5 


- 


- 


16.4 


324 


Y 


Y 


Y 


7 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Renault Koleos 4x4MT 


2824074 


2668218 


SUV 


Diesel 


2000 


173 


360 


M 


- 


9.9 


- 


- 


16.3 


450 


Y 


N 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai Santa Fe 2WD M/T 


2838250 


2709045 


SUV 


Diesel 


2199 


197 


420 


M 




- 


- 


- 


- 




Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Chevrolet Captiva LTZ AWD 


2873002 


2736192 


SUV 


Diesel 


2231 


187 


400 


A 


182 


10.2 


10.9 


17.1 


12.1 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Volvo V40 D3 R-Design 


2894650 


2770000 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1984 


150 


350 


A 


204 


9.2 


11.4 


21.2 


19.2 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mercedes-Benz B-Class B200 CDI Sport 


2894999 


3045000 


MUV 


Diesel 


2143 


136 


300 


A 


210 


9.6 


14.5 


22.1 


19.7 


488 


Y 


Y 


Y 


7 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mercedes-Benz A-Class A 200 CDI Sport 


2913198 


2845000 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


2143 


136 


300 


A 


210 


9.4 


13.8 


20.7 


20.3 


341 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Renault Koleos 4x4 


2937064 


2774991 


SUV 


Diesel 


2000 


173 


360 


A 


180 


11.9 


- 


- 


14.6 


450 


Y 


N 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


BMW 1 Series 118d Sport Line 


2950000 


2950000 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1995 


150 


320 


A 


212 


8.3 


19.2 


26.3 


23.3 


360 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai Santa Fe 2WD A/T 


2966006 


2830951 


SUV 


Diesel 


2199 


197 


436 


A 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 




Y 


N 


N 


2 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mini Cooper D 3-door 


2978250 


2850000 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1496 


114 


270 


A 


180 


10.2 


14.8 


23.4 


21.2 


211 


Y 


Y 


Y 


4 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 



?30 lakh to lakh 



Audi A3 35 TDI Premium 


3001847 


2855000 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1968 


143 


320 


A 


215 


9.6 


13.8 


22.1 


20.4 


425 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Toyota Camry 2.5(AT) 


3025094 


2880000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


2494 


181 


233 


A 


203 


9.6 


8.9 


15.1 


- 


- 


Y 


N 


N 


7 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Audi Q3 30 TDI S Edition 


3048110 


2899000 


SUV 


Diesel 


1968 


140 


320 


M 


202 


10.1 


11.8 


18.3 


17.3 


460 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Fiat Abarth 595 Competizione 


3059885 


2985000 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1368 


160 


230 


A 


197 


8.8 


11.3 


16.9 


15.5 


185 


Y 


Y 


Y 


7 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 CDI Style 


3165436 


3070000 


Sedan 


Diesel 


2143 


135 


300 


A 


220 


9.5 


14.2 


21.9 


17.9 


470 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Hyundai Santa Fe 4WD A/T 


3186383 


3041238 


SUV 


Diesel 


2199 


197 


436 


A 


186 


9.2 


10.2 


14.9 


13.0 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mini Cooper S 3-door 


3291750 


3150000 


Hatchback 


Petrol 


1998 


192 


280 


A 


235 


7.2 


9.3 


13.8 


15.8 


211 


Y 


Y 


Y 


4 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Audi A3 40 TFSI Premium Plus 


3301347 


3140000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1798 


182 


250 


A 


230 


8.3 


10.1 


18.3 


16.6 


425 


Y 


Y 


Y 


7 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mini Cooper D 5-door 


3333550 


3190000 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1496 


117 


270 


A 


202 


9.5 


23.2 


28.5 


21.2 


278 


Y 


N 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Toyota Camry Hybrid 


3352830 


3192000 


Sedan 


Electric 


2494 


160 


213 


A 


188 


9.1 


13.4 


15.8 


19.2 


- 


Y 


N 


N 


7 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 CDI Style 


3376747 


3190000 


SUV 


Diesel 


2143 


135 


300 


A 


208 


9.3 


10.9 


18.4 


17.9 


421 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Audi A3 35 TDI Premium Plus 


3387724 


3222000 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1968 


143 


320 


A 


215 


9.6 


13.8 


22.1 


20.4 


425 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 Sport 


3392257 


3290000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1991 


183 


300 


A 


235 


7.8 


- 


- 


- 


470 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Audi A4 35 TFSI Premium 


3435924 


3268000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1798 


169 


320 


A 


213 


9.4 


9.1 


14.9 


15.6 


480 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


BMW 3 Series 320d 


3490000 


3490000 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1995 


183 


380 


A 


226 


8.1 


14.2 


22.1 


18.9 


460 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 CDI Sport 


3495357 


3390000 


Sedan 


Diesel 


2143 


135 


300 


A 


220 


9.5 


14.2 


21.9 


17.9 


470 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mini Cooper Convertible 


3542550 


3390000 


Convertible 


Petrol 


1598 


122 


160 


A 


191 


11.1 


11.2 


18.8 


15.2 


125 


Y 


N 


N 


6 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Volvo V40 Cross Country D3 


3572000 


3400000 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1984 


150 


350 


A 


205 


9.5 


11.2 


19.2 


16.8 


324 


Y 


Y 


Y 


7 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Audi A3 35 TDI Technology 


3581188 


3406000 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1968 


143 


320 


A 


215 


9.6 


13.8 


22.1 


20.4 


425 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


DC Designs Avanti Std 


3593000 


3659860 


Coupe 


Petrol 


2000 


253 


340 


M 


180 


6.0 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


N 


N 


0 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 Petrol 


3598384 


3600000 


SUV 


Petrol 


1991 


183 


300 


A 


225 


7.6 


- 


- 


- 


421 


Y 


Y 


Y 


7 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 CDI 


3624656 


3490000 


SUV 


Diesel 


2143 


136 


300 


A 


208 


9.3 


10.9 


18.4 


17.9 


421 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Volvo S60 Kinetic 


3654000 


3440000 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1969 


184 


400 


A 


215 


- 


- 


- 


19.0 


380 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Audi A4 35 TDI Premium 


3721028 


3642000 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1968 


176 


380 


A 


222 


8.9 


13.1 


17.8 


17.1 


480 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Audi Q3 35 TDI q Premium 


3742057 


3482000 


SUV 


Diesel 


1968 


177 


380 


A 


212 


8.1 


10.2 


18.7 


15.7 


460 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


BMW XI sDrive 2.0d M Sport 


3790000 


3600000 


SUV 


Diesel 


1995 


184 


380 


A 


210 


8.0 


11.3 


18.4 


17.5 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mini Cooper D Countryman 


3814250 


3650000 


Hatchback 


Diesel 


1998 


112 


270 


A 


181 


11.3 


13.8 


20.8 


16.6 


350 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


BMW 3 Series 320d Sports Line 


3890000 


3890000 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1995 


183 


380 


A 


226 


8.1 


14.2 


22.1 


18.9 


460 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


BMW 3 Series 320d Luxury Line 


3890000 


3890000 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1995 


183 


380 


A 


226 


8.1 


14.2 


22.1 


18.9 


460 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 220 CDI Style 


3908293 


3790000 


Sedan 


Diesel 


2143 


170 


400 


A 


233 


8.0 


15.4 


23.7 


19.3 


480 


Y 


Y 


Y 


7 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Volvo S60 Momentum 


3928000 


3725000 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1969 


184 


400 


A 


215 


- 


- 


- 


19.0 


380 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Toyota Prius 1.8 Z5 


3955063 


3810018 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1798 


99 


142 


A 


- 


- 


- 


- 


23.9 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


7 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


BMW 3 Series 320d GT Sport Line 


3990000 


3990000 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1995 


184 


380 


A 


226 


8.5 


14.8 


20.3 


19.6 


520 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 



?40 lakh to ?50 lakh 



Mercedes-Benz C-Class C200 Avantgarde 


4011407 


3890000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1991 


184 


300 


A 


235 


7.3 


10.3 


16.4 


14.7 


480 


Y 


Y 


Y 


7 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Volvo S60 R design 


4025000 


4025000 


Sedan 


Diesel 


2400 


215 


440 


A 


225 


8.8 


12.1 


15.5 


14.1 


380 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Audi A4 35 TDI Premium Sport 


4093236 


3893000 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1968 


176 


380 


A 


222 


8.9 


13.1 


17.8 


17.1 


480 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Land Rover Freelander 2 S 


4106313 


4233990 


SUV 


Diesel 


2179 


150 


420 


A 


181 


11.2 


9.0 


18.9 


12.4 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


7 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mercedes-Benz C-Class C220 CDI Avantgarde 


4114522 


3990000 


Sedan 


Diesel 


2143 


170 


400 


A 


223 


8.0 


15.4 


23.7 


19.3 


480 


Y 


Y 


Y 


7 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Toyota Prius 1.8 Z6 


4136750 


3980003 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1798 


99 


142 


A 


- 


- 


- 


- 


23.9 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


7 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Audi Q3 35 TDI q Premium Plus 


4226769 


4020000 


SUV 


Diesel 


1968 


177 


380 


A 


212 


8.1 


10.2 


18.7 


15.7 


460 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Volvo S60 Inscription 


4245000 


4085000 


Sedan 


Diesel 


2400 


215 


440 


A 


225 


8.8 


12.1 


15.5 


14.1 


380 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 



DEC 2015 OVERDRIVE 241 






Car Buyer’s Guide 



1 






















































g 
















E 


















i 

1 


Ex-Mumbai (^) 


Ex-Delhi (^) 


Body Type 


1 

1 


il 


Power (PS) 


! 

1 


Transmission 


1 

I 


0-100 (kmph) 


City (kmpi) 


Highway (kmpI 


il 


Boot Space (1) 








1 


Power Window 
(F/R) 


1 


1 Rear Aircon 



?40 lakh to ?50 lakh 



Audi A4 35 TDI Technology Edition 


4288803 


4079000 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1968 


176 


380 


A 


222 


8.9 


13.1 


17.8 


17.1 


480 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


BMW 3 Series 320d GT Luxury Line 


4290000 


4290000 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1995 


184 


380 


A 


226 


8.5 


14.8 


20.3 


19.6 


520 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Volvo S60 T6 Inscription 


4415000 


4200000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1969 


306 


400 


A 


230 


5.9 


11.8 


8.1 


15.6 


380 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Audi A3 Cabriolet 40 TFSI 


4475000 


4475000 


Convertible 


Petrol 


1798 


179 


250 


A 


230 


8.3 


10.1 


18.3 


16.6 


320 


Y 


Y 


Y 


7 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Land Rover Freelander 2 SE 


4487645 


4622763 


SUV 


Diesel 


2179 


150 


420 


A 


181 


11.2 


9.0 


18.9 


12.4 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


7 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Volvo S80 D4 


4622000 


4458000 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1969 


184 


400 


A 


215 


- 


- 


- 


16.0 


480 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Land Rover Freelander 2 Sterling Edition 


4648639 


4786702 


SUV 


Diesel 


2179 


150 


420 


A 


181 


11.2 


9.0 


18.9 


12.4 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


7 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


BMW X3 xDrive20d Expedition 


4690000 


4690000 


SUV 


Diesel 


1995 


190 


400 


A 


210 


9.1 


13.1 


18.9 


18.6 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Jaguar XF 2.21 diesel executive 


4715678 


4766678 


Sedan 


Diesel 


2179 


191 


450 


A 


225 


8.5 


11.9 


- 


16.4 


540 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


BMW 5 Series 520d Prestige Plus 


4790000 


4790000 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1995 


190 


400 


A 


231 


7.7 


- 


- 


18.1 


520 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Audi A6 35 TFSI 


4796550 


4528000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1798 


192 


320 


A 


233 


7.9 


- 


- 


15.3 


530 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Land Rover Discovery Sport S 


4817456 


4610493 


SUV 


Diesel 


2179 


150 


400 


A 


180 


11.5 


13.1 


18.9 


12.8 


- 


Y 


Y 


N 


7 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Volvo XC60 Kinetic D4 


4870000 


4550000 


SUV 


Diesel 


1969 


184 


400 


A 


195 


- 


- 


- 


14.7 


495 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


BMW 5 Series 520d Luxury Line 


4990000 


4990000 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1995 


190 


400 


A 


231 


7.7 


- 


- 


18.1 


520 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


BMW 5 Series 520d Prestige 


4990000 


4490000 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1995 


190 


400 


A 


231 


7.7 


- 


- 


18.1 


520 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Land Rover Evoque Pure SD4 


4999000 


4924462 


SUV 


Diesel 


2179 


190 


420 


A 


195 


8.9 


12.5 


17.7 


12.7 


575 


Y 


Y 


Y 


7 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 



?50 lakh to T/5 lakh 



Mercedes-Benz E-Class E-200 Avantgarde 


5001305 


4740000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1991 


184 


300 


A 


233 


8.3 


8.1 


15.3 


13.8 


540 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Volvo S80 D5 


5009000 


4820000 


Sedan 


Diesel 


2400 


215 


440 


A 


225 


7.8 


10.8 


17.5 


13.1 


480 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Land Rover Freelander 2 HSE 


5046760 


5191914 


SUV 


Diesel 


2179 


190 


420 


A 


181 


11.2 


9.0 


18.9 


12.4 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


7 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Jaguar XF 2.01 petrol luxury 


5068292 


5119292 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1999 


240 


340 


A 


250 


8.9 


7.5 


11.1 


10.8 


540 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Jaguar XF 2.21 diesel luxury 


5100581 


5151581 


Sedan 


Diesel 


2179 


190 


450 


A 


225 


8.5 


11.9 


- 


16.4 


540 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


BMW X3 xDrive20d xLine 


5190000 


5190000 


SUV 


Diesel 


1995 


190 


400 


A 


210 


9.1 


13.1 


18.9 


18.6 


550 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Volvo XC60 R design 


5200000 


5200000 


SUV 


Diesel 


2400 


215 


440 


A 


205 


9.8 


6.3 


14.2 


13.8 


495 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Audi Q5 30 TDI q Premium 


5200398 


4946000 


SUV 


Diesel 


1968 


176 


380 


A 


206 


9.7 


12.2 


19.1 


14.2 


540 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Volvo XC60 Summum D4 


5220000 


4860000 


SUV 


Diesel 


1969 


184 


400 


A 


195 


- 


- 


- 


14.7 


495 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 250 CDI Avantgarde 


5228157 


4960000 


Sedan 


Diesel 


2143 


203 


500 


A 


242 


8.5 


10.4 


17.1 


12.1 


540 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Audi A6 Matrix 35 TDI 


5240603 


4950000 


Sedan 


Diesel 


1968 


190 


400 


A 


232 


8.3 


14.6 


19.8 


18.5 


530 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Land Rover Evoque Dynamic SD4 


5319000 


5291158 


SUV 


Diesel 


2179 


190 


420 


A 


195 


8.9 


12.5 


17.7 


12.7 


575 


Y 


Y 


Y 


7 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Land Rover Discovery Sport SE 5 seater 


5330555 


5101177 


SUV 


Diesel 


2179 


150 


400 


A 


180 


11.5 


13.1 


18.9 


12.8 


- 


Y 


Y 


N 


7 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Audi Q5 30 TDI q Premium plus 


5406479 


5142000 


SUV 


Diesel 


1968 


176 


380 


A 


206 


9.7 


12.2 


19.1 


14.2 


540 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Jaguar XF 2.21 diesel aero sport 


5434581 


5251581 


Sedan 


Diesel 


2179 


190 


450 


A 


225 


8.5 


11.9 


- 


16.4 


540 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Land Rover Discovery Sport SE 


5486245 


5249915 


SUV 


Diesel 


2179 


150 


400 


A 


180 


11.5 


13.1 


18.9 


12.8 


- 


Y 


Y 


N 


7 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE 


5574020 


5482644 


SUV 


Diesel 


2179 


150 


400 


A 


180 


11.5 


13.1 


18.9 


12.8 


- 


Y 


Y 


N 


7 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE 5 seater 


5574025 


5334085 


SUV 


Diesel 


2179 


150 


400 


A 


180 


11.5 


13.1 


18.9 


12.8 


- 


Y 


Y 


N 


7 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Volvo XC60 Summum D5 


5630000 


5372000 


SUV 


Diesel 


2400 


215 


440 


A 


205 


9.8 


6.3 


14.2 


13.8 


495 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Land Rover Evoque Prestige SD4 


5729000 


5672102 


SUV 


Diesel 


2179 


190 


420 


A 


195 


8.9 


12.5 


17.7 


12.7 


575 


Y 


Y 


Y 


7 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mercedes-Benz GLE 250d 


5781028 


5890000 


SUV 


Diesel 


2143 


203 


500 


A 


212 


8.6 


- 


- 


- 


690 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mercedes-Benz ML Class ML250CDI 


5836000 


5660000 


SUV 


Diesel 


2143 


205 


500 


A 


210 


8.8 


11.8 


- 


15.3 


690 


Y 


Y 


Y 


9 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Audi Q5 30 TDI Technology 


5890139 


5602000 


SUV 


Diesel 


1968 


176 


380 


A 


206 


9.7 


12.2 


19.1 


14.2 


540 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Jaguar XF 3.01 diesel 


5946106 


5997106 


Sedan 


Diesel 


2993 


275 


600 


A 


250 


7.5 


8.4 


12.3 


14.7 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


BMW 5 Series 530d M Sport 


5990000 


5990000 


Sedan 


Diesel 


2993 


258 


560 


A 


250 


5.9 


10.7 


17.6 


14.6 


520 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


BMW X3 xDrive30d M Sport 


5990000 


5990000 


SUV 


Diesel 


2993 


258 


560 


A 


232 


5.9 


- 


- 


16.6 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Audi TT 45 TFSI 


6035000 


6034000 


Coupe 


Petrol 


1984 


230 


370 


A 


250 


6.1 


8.1 


13.2 


14.3 


305 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 350 CDI 


6176807 


5990000 


Sedan 


Diesel 


2987 


265 


620 


A 


250 


7.1 


10.3 


15.9 


13.0 


540 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Audi S5 STD 


6295000 


6295000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


2995 


333 


440 


A 


250 


5.1 


10.5 


12.0 


12.3 


480 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE Luxury 5 seater 


6343155 


6070203 


SUV 


Diesel 


2179 


190 


420 


A 


188 


8.9 


- 


- 


12.5 


- 


Y 


Y 


N 


7 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE Luxury 


6497790 


6218136 


SUV 


Diesel 


2179 


190 


420 


A 


188 


8.9 


- 


- 


12.5 


- 


Y 


Y 


N 


7 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Audi Q5 45 TDI q Technology 


6576185 


6295000 


SUV 


Diesel 


2967 


244 


580 


A 


225 


6.6 


10.2 


16.5 


13.2 


540 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


BMW X5 xDrive30d Expedition 


6590000 


6590000 


SUV 


Diesel 


2993 


258 


560 


A 


230 


7.3 


- 


15.5 


16.0 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Audi Q7 35 TDI q Premium 


6765984 


6435000 


SUV 


Diesel 


2967 


244 


550 


A 


210 


9.7 


6.7 


8.2 


12.1 


330 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Volvo XC90 Momentum luxury 


6819000 


6490000 


SUV 


Diesel 


1969 


225 


470 


A 


204 


8.7 


9.3 


15.4 


17.2 


314 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mercedes-Benz GLE 350d 


6860631 


6990000 


SUV 


Diesel 


2987 


258 


620 


A 


200 


7.2 


11.5 


15.2 


- 


690 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG 


6959558 


6950000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1991 


360 


450 


A 


250 


5.3 


8.1 


12.4 


- 


470 


Y 


Y 


Y 


7 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


BMW X5 xDrive30d Design Pure Experience 5 seater 


6990000 


6990000 


SUV 


Diesel 


2993 


258 


560 


A 


230 


7.3 


- 


15.5 


16.0 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mercedes-Benz ML Class ML350 CDI 


7001000 


6790000 


SUV 


Diesel 


2987 


258 


620 


A 


210 


7.4 


10.7 


13.8 


- 


690 


Y 


Y 


Y 


9 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG 


7204950 


7190000 


SUV 


Petrol 


1991 


360 


450 


A 


250 


5.6 


8.0 


11.6 


- 


421 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


BMW Z4 sDrive 35i 


7290000 


7290000 


Coupe 


Petrol 


2979 


306 


400 


A 


250 


5.8 


6.1 


12.4 


10.4 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


4 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


BMW X5 xDrive30d Design Pure Experience 


7290000 


7290000 


SUV 


Diesel 


2993 


258 


560 


A 


230 


7.3 


- 


15.5 


16.0 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Audi Q7 35 TDI q Premium plus 


7343222 


6984000 


SUV 


Diesel 


2967 


244 


550 


A 


210 


9.7 


6.7 


8.2 


12.1 


330 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


BMW Z4 sDrive35i Design Pure Traction 


7390000 


7390000 


Coupe 


Petrol 


2979 


306 


400 


A 


250 


5.8 


6.1 


12.4 


10.4 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


4 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 



^5 lakh and above 



Mercedes-Benz CLS 250 CDI 


7509236 


7650000 


Coupe 


Diesel 


2143 


204 


500 


A 


242 


8.2 


11.7 


19.4 


- 


475 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mercedes-Benz SLK 350 Blue efficiency 


7516648 


7500052 


Convertible 


Petrol 


3498 


308 


370 


A 


250 


5.6 


7.6 


15.3 


11.7 


225 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Mercedes-Benz GL-Class GL 350 CDI 


7606486 


7750000 


SUV 


Diesel 


2987 


258 


619 


A 


220 


8.5 


7.7 


12.4 


10.3 


620 


Y 


Y 


Y 


9 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 



242 OVERDRIVE DEC 2015 






1 






















































g 
















E 


















i 

1 


Ex-Mumbai (^) 


Ex-Delhi (^) 


Body Type 


1 

1 


il 


Power (PS) 


! 

1 


Transmission 


1 

I 


0-100 (kmph) 


City (kmpi) 


Highway (kmpI 


il 


Boot Space (1) 








1 


Power Window 
(F/R) 


1 


1 Rear Aircon 



^75 lakh and above 



Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 400 Cabriolet 


7705549 


7850000 


Convertible 


Petrol 


2996 


333 


480 


A 


250 


5.3 


- 


- 


- 


390 


Y 


Y 


Y 


9 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Volvo XC90 Inscription luxury 


8140550 


7790000 


SUV 


Diesel 


1969 


225 


470 


A 


204 


8.7 


9.3 


15.4 


17.2 


314 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Audi Q7 35 TDi q Technology 


8380988 


7971000 


SUV 


Diesel 


2967 


244 


550 


A 


210 


9.7 


6.7 


8.2 


12.1 


330 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Audi Q7 45 TDI q Technology 


9221085 


8770000 


SUV 


Diesel 


4134 


339 


800 


A 


- 


- 


- 


- 


12.1 


775 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


BMW 7 Series 730 Ld Prestige 


9250000 


9250000 


Sedan 


Diesel 


2993 


258 


560 


A 


250 


6.9 


9.4 


16.2 


16.5 


500 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Toyota Land Cruiser Prado STD 


9334437 


8880517 


SUV 


Diesel 


2982 


173 


410 


A 


- 


- 


7.0 


11.0 


11.1 


742 


Y 


Y 


N 


7 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Jaguar XJ 2.01 petrol LWB Portfolio 


9722781 


9773781 


Sedan 


Petrol 


1999 


240 


340 


A 


241 


9.5 


7.3 


11.6 


9.4 


520 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Porsche Cayenne STD 


9755000 


9991000 


SUV 


Diesel 


3598 


299 


400 


A 


230 


7.7 


8.1 


13.3 


10.8 


670 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Jaguar XJ 3.01 diesel premium luxury 


9833009 


9656139 


Sedan 


Diesel 


2993 


275 


600 


A 


250 


6.4 


- 


- 


12.9 


520 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Porsche Boxster S 


10014000 


10200000 


Convertible 


Petrol 


3436 


315 


360 


A 


277 


5.0 


8.7 


15.8 


12.1 


280 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Porsche Macan S Diesel 


10259810 


10000000 


SUV 


Diesel 


2967 


245 


580 


A 


250 


6.5 


7.9 


12.2 


16.3 


500 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG S 


10338906 


10680910 


Sedan 


Petrol 


3982 


510 


700 


A 


250 


4.0 


- 


- 


11.9 


435 


Y 


Y 


Y 


7 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Jaguar XJ 3.0L diesel turbocharged LWB 


10347399 


10398399 


Sedan 


Diesel 


2993 


275 


600 


A 


250 


6.7 


6.9 


11.1 


12.9 


520 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


BMW 7 Series 730 Ld Eminence 


10650000 


10650000 


Sedan 


Diesel 


2993 


258 


560 


A 


250 


6.9 


9.4 


16.2 


16.5 


500 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Porsche Cayenne Diesel 


10669450 


10400000 


SUV 


Diesel 


2967 


245 


550 


A 


218 


7.7 


10.2 


13.4 


15.1 


670 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Porsche Cayman S 


10721700 


10450000 


Coupe 


Petrol 


3436 


325 


370 


A 


283 


5.4 


5.4 


9.1 


12.1 


425 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


BMW 6 Series 640d Eminence 


11000000 


11000000 


Coupe 


Diesel 


2993 


313 


630 


A 


250 


6.1 


8.3 


13.4 


17.5 


570 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Land Rover Discovery SDV6 SE 


11131234 


11128278 


SUV 


Diesel 


2993 


249 


600 


A 


180 


9.3 


- 


- 


11.4 


280 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mercedes-Benz S-Class S350 CDI 


11139956 


11350000 


Sedan 


Diesel 


2987 


258 


620 


A 


250 


6.8 


8.6 


12.2 


- 


530 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Porsche Boxster GTS 


11290000 


11500000 


Convertible 


Petrol 


3436 


330 


370 


A 


279 


4.9 


8.8 


15.8 


12.1 


280 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Porsche Macan Turbo 


11388410 


11100000 


SUV 


Petrol 


3604 


400 


550 


A 


266 


4.8 


8.6 


13.3 


11.2 


500 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Audi RS5 4.2 ESI quattro 


11438011 


11054000 


Coupe 


Petrol 


4163 


450 


430 


A 


250 


4.5 


6.9 


12.0 


10.0 


455 


Y 


Y 


Y 


4 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


BMW X6 xDrive40d M Sport 


11500000 


11500000 


SUV 


Diesel 


2993 


313 


630 


A 


216 


6.0 


9.4 


14.2 


15.9 


580 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Land Rover RR Sport 3.0 SDV6 S 


11609685 


11606603 


SUV 


Diesel 


2993 


292 


600 


A 


210 


7.7 


8.3 


13.4 


12.7 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


BMW M3 sedan STD 


11700000 


11700000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


2979 


431 


550 


A 


250 


4.9 


5.8 


10.4 


10.8 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


BMW 6 Series 640d Design Pure Experience 


11700000 


11700000 


Coupe 


Diesel 


2993 


313 


630 


A 


250 


6.1 


8.3 


13.4 


17.5 


570 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


BMW M4 coupe STD 


11900000 


11900000 


Coupe 


Petrol 


2979 


431 


550 


A 


250 


4.9 


5.8 


10.4 


10.8 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Porsche Panamera Diesel 


11910910 


11610000 


Sedan 


Diesel 


2967 


300 


650 


A 


242 


7.0 


8.4 


12.6 


15.6 


445 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Land Rover Discovery SD V6 HSE 


11995453 


11992267 


SUV 


Diesel 


2993 


249 


600 


A 


180 


9.3 


- 


- 


11.4 


280 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Porsche Panamera STD 


12003915 


11700000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


3605 


309 


400 


A 


259 


6.3 


8.7 


14.4 


11.7 


445 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Porsche Cayman GTS 


12055120 


11750000 


Coupe 


Petrol 


3436 


340 


380 


A 


283 


4.8 


8.7 


15.8 


12.1 


425 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Porsche Cayenne S 


12157530 


11850000 


SUV 


Petrol 


3604 


420 


550 


A 


259 


5.5 


8.0 


12.8 


10.5 


670 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Porsche Panamera 4 


12259940 


11950000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


3605 


310 


400 


A 


257 


6.1 


8.6 


13.5 


11.3 


445 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Audi A8L 50 TDI quattro 


12287529 


11687000 


Sedan 


Diesel 


2967 


250 


580 


A 


250 


6.2 


6.7 


10.4 


16.7 


520 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mercedes-Benz SLK Class 55 AMG 


12358175 


12590000 


Convertible 


Petrol 


5461 


421 


540 


A 


250 


5.4 


- 


- 


11.9 


335 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Porsche Cayenne S Diesel 


12414600 


12100000 


SUV 


Diesel 


4134 


384 


850 


A 


252 


5.4 


10.0 


14.2 


12.5 


670 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


BMW 7 Series 730 Ld Signature 


12520000 


12520000 


Sedan 


Diesel 


2993 


258 


560 


A 


250 


6.9 


9.4 


16.2 


16.5 


500 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Jaguar F-Type F 340 PS 


12586859 


12583516 


Coupe 


Petrol 


2995 


340 


450 


A 


260 


5.3 


8.5 


15.4 


- 


407 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Porsche Cayman GT4 


12746000 


12982000 


Coupe 


Petrol 


3800 


384 


420 


M 


295 


4.4 


6.7 


12.8 


9.7 


425 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


BMW M5 STD 


13000000 


13000000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


4395 


560 


680 


A 


250 


5.3 


4.4 


9.2 


10.1 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Land Rover RR Sport 3.0 SDV6 SE 


13188095 


13215375 


SUV 


Diesel 


2993 


292 


600 


A 


210 


7.7 


8.3 


13.4 


12.7 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 63 AMG 


13303497 


12933800 


Sedan 


Petrol 


5461 


557 


720 


A 


250 


4.2 


- 


- 


10.2 


540 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Audi RS 6 Avant STD 


13500000 


13500260 


Estate 


Petrol 


3993 


560 


700 


A 


250 


3.9 


- 


- 


9.6 


565 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Porsche Cayenne GTS 


13762000 


17000000 


SUV 


Petrol 


3604 


440 


600 


A 


220 


5.5 


6.8 


8.1 


10.2 


670 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Jaguar F-Type S 380 PS 


13880760 


13831131 


Coupe 


Petrol 


2995 


380 


460 


A 


275 


4.9 


8.3 


15.2 


- 


407 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Audi A8L 60 TDI quattro 


13956076 


13274000 


Sedan 


Diesel 


4134 


385 


850 


A 


250 


5.4 


8.2 


13.8 


7.5 


520 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


BMW 7 Series Active Hybrid 


14100000 


14100000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


2979 


320 


450 


A 


250 


6.9 


6.2 


8.8 


- 


500 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mercedes-Benz S-Class S500 


14157914 


14425000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


4663 


460 


700 


A 


250 


5.7 


6.4 


11.1 


- 


530 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Porsche 911 Carrera 


14158705 


13800000 


Coupe 


Petrol 


3436 


350 


390 


A 


287 


4.6 


8.8 


15.1 


12.2 


145 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Audi A8L 60 TFSI quattro 


14479666 


13772000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


3993 


435 


600 


A 


250 


4.6 


10.6 


16.3 


7.4 


520 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


BMW 7 Series 750 Li Eminence 


14590000 


14590000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


4395 


450 


650 


A 


250 


4.8 


6.1 


7.3 


11.6 


500 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Audi RS 7 STD 


14630000 


14020750 


Coupe 


Petrol 


3993 


560 


700 


A 


250 


3.9 


7.1 


13.3 


10.2 


535 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Land Rover RR Sport 3.0 SDV6 HSE 


15153340 


15149316 


SUV 


Diesel 


2993 


292 


600 


A 


210 


7.7 


8.3 


13.4 


12.7 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Porsche 911 Carrera 4 


15183850 


14800000 


Coupe 


Petrol 


3436 


350 


390 


M 


283 


4.7 


8.5 


14.7 


10.8 


125 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Jaguar F-Type S 


15370399 


15366316 


Convertible 


Petrol 


2995 


380 


460 


A 


275 


4.9 


- 




- 


196 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Porsche Panamera GTS 


15389715 


15000000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


4806 


440 


520 


A 


288 


4.4 


6.5 


13.3 


9.7 


445 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet 


15492125 


15100000 


Convertible 


Petrol 


3436 


350 


390 


A 


284 


4.8 


8.6 


14.9 


10.9 


145 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


BMW X5 M 


15500000 


15500000 


SUV 


Petrol 


4395 


575 


750 


A 


250 


4.2 


6.8 


11.1 


- 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


BMW X6 M 


16000000 


16000000 


SUV 


Petrol 


4395 


575 


750 


A 


250 


4.2 


6.8 


11.1 


- 


580 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Porsche 911 Carrera S 


16261245 


15850000 


Coupe 


Petrol 


3800 


400 


440 


A 


302 


4.3 


8.2 


14.9 


10.5 


145 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Porsche 911 Targa 4 


16312450 


15900000 


Convertible 


Petrol 


3436 


350 


390 


A 


280 


5.0 


8.4 


14.4 


11.4 


125 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet 


16518315 


16100000 


Convertible 


Petrol 


3436 


350 


390 


A 


280 


4.9 


8.4 


14.4 


10.5 


125 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Audi R8 V8 4.2 FSI quattro 


17081000 


17081000 


Coupe 


Petrol 


4163 


429 


430 


A 


300 


4.3 


- 


- 


8.1 


100 


Y 


Y 


Y 


4 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


BMW M6 Gran Coupe STD 


17100000 


17100000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


4395 


560 


680 


A 


250 


5.1 


4.2 


9.1 


10.1 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Porsche 911 Carrera 4S 


17236230 


16800000 


Coupe 


Petrol 


3800 


400 


440 


A 


297 


5.2 


8.0 


9.8 


10.1 


125 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Porsche 911 Carrera GTS 


172800 00 


17600000 


Coupe 


Petrol 


3800 


429 


440 


A 


304 


4.0 


8.1 


14.9 


11.4 


125 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Mercedes-Benz GL-Class GL63 AMG 


17314447 


17500000 


SUV 


Petrol 


5461 


557 


760 


A 


250 


5.5 


4.8 


9.7 


- 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


9 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Land Rover RR Sport V8 Petrol Autobiography 


17487499 


17559810 


SUV 


Petrol 


4999 


510 


625 


A 


250 


5.3 


- 


- 


7.2 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Porsche 911 Targa 4S 


17525000 


18313625 


Convertible 


Petrol 


3800 


400 


440 


A 


294 


4.6 


8.0 


14.0 


10.8 


125 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Mercedes-Benz Maybach S 500 


17529949 


17000000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


4663 


459 


700 


A 


250 


5.0 


- 


- 


7.8 


500 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet 


17543460 


17100000 


Convertible 


Petrol 


3800 


400 


440 


A 


299 


4.5 


8.1 


14.4 


10.3 


145 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 



DEC 2015 OVERDRIVE 243 




Car Buyer’s Guide 



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E 


















i 

1 


Ex-Mumbai (^) 


Ex-Delhi (^) 


Body Type 


1 

1 


il 


Power (PS) 


! 

1 


Transmission 


1 

I 


0-100 (kmph) 


City (kmpi) 


Highway (kmpI 


il 


Boot Space (1) 








1 


Power Window 
(F/R) 


1 


1 Rear Aircon 



^75 lakh and above contd... 



Porsche Panamera Turbo 


18163000 


18500000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


4806 


520 


700 


A 


305 


4.1 


6.7 


12.8 


9.6 


432 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS 


18204000 


18542000 


Coupe 


Petrol 


3800 


429 


440 


A 


302 


4.0 


8.0 


14.0 


10.9 


125 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Land Rover Range Rover 3.0 litre TDV6 Diesel HSE 


18259713 


18254863 


SUV 


Diesel 


2993 


248 


600 


A 


210 


7.9 


- 


- 


13.3 


909 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Porsche Cayenne Turbo 


18262420 


17800000 


SUV 


Petrol 


4806 


520 


750 


A 


250 


5.2 


4.1 


8.2 


8.9 


670 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet 


18457000 


18800000 


Convertible 


Petrol 


3800 


429 


440 


A 


302 


4.2 


8.1 


14.4 


11.2 


125 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet 


18569650 


18100000 


Convertible 


Petrol 


3800 


400 


440 


A 


296 


4.7 


8.0 


14.0 


10.0 


125 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Jaguar F-Type V8 S 


18686876 


18121561 


Convertible 


Petrol 


5000 


495 


680 


A 


300 


4.6 


6.5 


12.5 


- 


196 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Mercedes-Benz G-Class G-63 AMG 


18748425 


19100000 


SUV 


Petrol 


5461 


544 


760 


A 


210 


5.9 


4.5 


7.0 


10.6 


480 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Jaguar F-Type R 550 PS 


18840563 


18835559 


Coupe 


Petrol 


5000 


550 


680 


A 


273 


4.4 


6.5 


12.5 


- 


407 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Porsche 911 Targa 4GTS 


18948000 


19299000 


Convertible 


Petrol 


3800 


429 


440 


A 


301 


4.3 


8.0 


14.0 


10.8 


125 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet 


19372000 


19731000 


Convertible 


Petrol 


3800 


429 


440 


A 


301 


4.2 


8.0 


14.0 


10.8 


125 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


BMW 7 Series 760 Li Eminence 


19490000 


19490000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


5972 


543 


750 


A 


250 


4.6 


6.1 


7.4 


7.5 


500 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Audi A8L L W12 FSI quattro 


19676659 


18512000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


6299 


500 


625 


A 


235 


5.3 


- 


- 


4.7 


520 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Audi R8 VIO 5.2 FSI quattro 


19986000 


19986000 


Coupe 


Petrol 


5204 


525 


530 


A 


314 


3.6 


- 


- 


7.6 


100 


Y 


Y 


Y 


4 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR 5.0 V8 


20360606 


20355198 


SUV 


Petrol 


4999 


509 


680 


A 


260 


4.7 


4.9 


10.1 


7.8 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Porsche 911 GT3 


20622030 


20100000 


Coupe 


Petrol 


3799 


475 


440 


A 


315 


3.5 


5.2 


11.2 


8.0 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Mercedes-Benz G-Class G-63 AMG Crazy Colour 


20756041 


21760569 


SUV 


Petrol 


5461 


544 


760 


A 


210 


5.9 


4.5 


7.0 


10.6 


480 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Land Rover Range Rover 3.0 litre TDV6 Diesel Vogue 


20766380 


20760865 


SUV 


Diesel 


2993 


248 


600 


A 


210 


7.9 


- 


- 


13.3 


909 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Mercedes-Benz S-Class S500 Coupe 


21221760 


20578000 


Coupe 


Petrol 


4663 


455 


700 


A 


250 


4.6 


8.5 


14.2 


- 


400 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Porsche 911 Turbo 


21955450 


21400000 


Coupe 


Petrol 


3800 


520 


660 


A 


315 


3.4 


7.5 


12.9 


10.3 


115 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Land Rover Range Rover TDV6 Vogue LWD 


21956079 


21834338 


SUV 


Diesel 


2993 


248 


600 


A 


210 


8.3 


- 


- 


13.3 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Audi R8 VIO 5.2 FSI Spyder 


21962000 


21962000 


Convertible 


Petrol 


5204 


525 


530 


A 


311 


3.8 


- 


- 


7.5 


100 


Y 


Y 


Y 


4 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet 


22385000 


22800000 


Convertible 


Petrol 


3800 


520 


660 


A 


315 


3.5 


7.4 


12.8 


10.1 


115 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Porsche 911 GT3 RS 


22688000 


23109000 


Coupe 


Petrol 


3996 


500 


460 


A 


310 


3.3 


5.2 


11.2 


7.8 


125 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Porsche Panamera Turbo S 


22875000 


23300000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


4806 


570 


750 


A 


310 


3.8 


6.7 


12.8 


9.6 


445 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


BMW i8 STD 


22900000 


22900000 


Convertible 


Electric 


1499 


361 


570 


A 


250 


5.3 


8.2 


11.7 


47.5 


154 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Audi R8 VIO plus 


23166000 


23166000 


Coupe 


Petrol 


5204 


549 


540 


A 


319 


3.5 


- 


- 


7.8 


100 


Y 


Y 


Y 


4 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Land Rover Range Rover 4.4 SDV6 Vogue SE 


24769635 


25723574 


SUV 


Diesel 


4367 


340 


740 


A 


218 


6.9 


- 


- 


11.5 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Porsche Cayenne Turbo S 


24792000 


24368000 


SUV 


Petrol 


4806 


569 


800 


A 


284 


4.1 


6.2 


11.2 


8.6 


670 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Land Rover Range Rover 4.4 SD V8 Autobiography 


25481635 


26686046 


SUV 


Diesel 


4367 


340 


740 


A 


225 


7.6 


7.9 


11.4 


11.5 


900 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Land Rover Range Rover SDV8 Vogue SE LWD 


25756353 


25614801 


SUV 


Diesel 


4367 


340 


740 


A 


218 


7.2 


- 


- 


11.5 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography 5.0 V8 Petrol 


26250872 


26243900 


SUV 


Petrol 


4999 


510 


625 


A 


225 


5.4 


- 


- 


7.8 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Porsche 911 Turbo S 


26367440 


25700000 


Coupe 


Petrol 


3800 


560 


700 


A 


318 


3.1 


7.5 


12.9 


10.3 


115 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Mercedes-Benz S-Class S63 AMG Sedan 


26438500 


25300000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


5461 


585 


900 


A 


250 


4.4 


- 


- 


- 


510 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet 


26704000 


27200000 


Convertible 


Petrol 


3800 


560 


700 


A 


318 


3.2 


7.4 


12.8 


10.1 


115 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Land Rover Range Rover 4.4 SD V8 Autobiography LWB 


26833236 


26686046 


SUV 


Diesel 


4367 


340 


740 


A 


225 


7.6 


7.9 


11.4 


11.5 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Aston Martin Vantage V8 STD 


27000000 


18622499 


Coupe 


Petrol 


4735 


436 


490 


M 


305 


4.8 


6.1 


11.6 


- 


300 


Y 


Y 


Y 


4 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Mercedes-Benz S-Class S63 AMG Coupe 


27105094 


26283000 


Coupe 


Petrol 


5461 


585 


900 


A 


250 


4.2 


7.1 


12.8 


- 


400 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Mercedes-Benz Maybach S 600 


27339190 


26510000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


5980 


530 


830 


A 


250 


5.9 


4.0 


7.0 


7.1 


500 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography 5.0 V8 Petrol LWB 


27602474 


27451275 


SUV 


Petrol 


4999 


510 


625 


A 


225 


5.8 


- 


- 


7.8 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Bentley Mulsanne STD 


28110500 


26900000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


6752 


512 


1020 


A 


296 


5.3 


4.3 


8.1 


- 


443 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Aston Martin Vantage V8 Roadster 


29000000 


24000000 


Convertible 


Petrol 


4735 


436 


490 


M 


305 


4.9 


6.1 


11.6 


- 


144 


Y 


Y 


Y 


4 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Audi R8 LMX 


29700000 


29700000 


Coupe 


Petrol 


5204 


549 


530 


A 


314 


3.6 


- 


- 


7.6 


100 


Y 


Y 


Y 


4 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Bentley Flying Spur V8 


32157705 


31057705 


Sedan 


Petrol 


3993 


507 


660 


A 


295 


5.2 


12.5 


6.2 


- 


475 


Y 


Y 


Y 


7 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Bentley Continental GT V8 


34429825 


32947201 


Coupe 


Petrol 


3993 


507 


660 


A 


303 


4.8 


6.5 


13.0 


12.9 


358 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Ferrari California T STD 


34485000 


22000000 


Convertible 


Petrol 


3855 


560 


755 


A 


315 


3.6 


- 


- 


9.5 


339 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Bentley Flying Spur W12 


36500000 


34116695 


Sedan 


Petrol 


5998 


625 


800 


A 


320 


4.4 


4.5 


10.1 


- 


475 


Y 


Y 


Y 


7 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Bentley Continental GT V8 S 


37182454 


35581296 


Coupe 


Petrol 


3993 


528 


680 


A 


309 


4.5 


6.4 


12.8 


12.8 


358 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Bentley Continental GT W12 


37374348 


35764927 


Coupe 


Petrol 


5998 


590 


720 


A 


318 


4.5 


4.6 


10.4 


- 


358 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Land Rover Range Rover 4.4 SD V8 Autobiography LWB Black 


37540299 


37530329 


SUV 


Diesel 


4367 


340 


740 


A 


225 


7.6 


7.9 


11.4 


11.5 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Bentley Continental GTC V8 


38059975 


36421029 


Convertible 


Petrol 


3993 


507 


660 


A 


301 


5.0 


4.5 


9.5 


- 


260 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Coupe 


38500000 


36900000 


Coupe 


Petrol 


6498 


700 


690 


A 


350 


2.9 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 


39000000 


34300000 


Roadster 


Petrol 


5204 


610 


560 


A 


325 


3.2 


5.6 


10.6 


- 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


4 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Aston Martin DB9 STD 


40000000 


29000000 


Coupe 


Petrol 


5935 


517 


620 


A 


295 


4.6 


8.1 


17.9 


- 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Aston Martin Vantage V12 S STD 


40000000 


35000000 


Coupe 


Petrol 


5935 


573 


620 


A 


328 


3.9 


3.9 


9.8 


- 


300 


Y 


Y 


Y 


4 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Bentley Continental GTC V8 S 


40973133 


39208740 


Convertible 


Petrol 


3993 


528 


680 


A 


308 


4.7 


6.2 


12.4 


- 


260 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Bentley Continental GT Speed 


42175304 


40359143 


Coupe 


Petrol 


5998 


635 


820 


A 


331 


4.2 


4.6 


9.9 


- 


358 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Ferrari 458 Spider 


42200000 


42200000 


Convertible 


Petrol 


4497 


569 


540 


A 


320 


3.4 


- 


- 


8.4 


230 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Ferrari 458 Speciale 


44000000 


44000000 


Coupe 


Petrol 


4497 


605 


540 


A 


325 


3.0 


- 


- 


8.5 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Ferrari FF STD 


47756500 


34000000 


Shooting brake 


Petrol 


6262 


660 


683 


A 


335 


3.7 


- 


- 


6.4 


450 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Ferrari F12 Berlinetta STD 


48700000 


48700000 


Coupe 


Petrol 


6262 


740 


690 


A 


340 


3.1 


- 


- 


6.7 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Rolls Royce Ghost Series II SWB 


50700000 


50700000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


6592 


570 


780 


A 


250 


5.0 


4.6 


10.2 


9.5 


490 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 


53742661 


47750000 


Roadster 


Petrol 


6498 


700 


690 


A 


350 


3.0 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Rolls Royce Wraith STD 


54500000 


54500000 


Coupe 


Petrol 


6592 


632 


800 


A 


250 


4.6 


4.7 


10.2 


10.2 


470 


Y 


Y 


Y 


8 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Aston Martin Vanquish STD 


55000000 


38500000 


Coupe 


Petrol 


5935 


576 


630 


A 


323 


3.6 


6.2 


13.2 


- 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 


Rolls Royce Ghost Series II EWB 


57800000 


57800000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


6592 


570 


780 


A 


250 


4.9 


4.7 


10.2 


9.5 


490 


Y 


Y 


Y 


6 


Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Rolls Royce Phantom SWB 


75000000 


75000000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


6749 


460 


720 


A 


240 


5.9 


4.3 


9.8 


6.7 


460 


Y 


Y 


Y 




Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe 


81000000 


81000000 


Coupe 


Petrol 


6749 


460 


720 


A 


250 


5.8 


4.3 


9.8 


6.8 


395 


Y 


Y 


Y 




Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Rolls Royce Phantom EWB 


88000000 


88000000 


Sedan 


Petrol 


6749 


460 


720 


A 


240 


6.1 


4.3 


9.8 


7.3 


460 


Y 


Y 


Y 




Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead 


89000000 


89000000 


Coupe 


Petrol 


6749 


460 


720 


A 


240 


5.8 


4.3 


9.8 


6.8 


315 


Y 


Y 


Y 




Y/Y 


Y 


Y 


Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport 


125400000 


120000000 


Coupe 


Petrol 


8000 


1001 


1250 


A 


407 


2.7 


2.3 


6.4 


4.0 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


2 


Y/N 


Y 


Y 



244 OVERDRIVE DEC 2015 





Upto ?50,000 



Bajaj CT 100 Spoke 


36923 


35034 


99 


8.2 


8.05 


4 


10.5 


2.75x17 


3.00x17 


110 


110 


90.0 


- 


- 


109 


- 




89.5 


N 


N 


N 


Yamaha Crux 


39667 


39667 


106 


7.6 


7.5 


4 


11 


2.50x18 4PR 


2.75 X 18 6PR 


130 


130 


91.0 


11.7 


- 


113 


53 


67 




N 


N 


N 


Bajaj CT 100 Alloy 


40010 


38034 


99 


8.2 


8.05 


4 


10.5 


2.75x17 


3.00x17 


110 


110 


90.0 


- 


- 


108 


- 




89.5 


N 


N 


N 


TVS Max 4R 


40080 


37600 


110 


8.4 


8.33 


4 


16 


2.75x17-4 


3.00x17-6 


130 


130 


85.0 


- 


- 


118 


- 




60 


N 


N 


N 


Hero HF Dawn Kickstart 


40792 


39470 


97 


8.4 


8.05 


4 


10.5 


2.75x18 


2.75x18 


130 


110 


90.0 


7.8 


- 


109 


65 


75 


88.56 


N 


N 


N 


Hero HF Deluxe Kick-Spoke 


42854 


42100 


97 


8.4 


8.05 


4 


9.5 


2.75x18 


2.75x18 


130 


110 


85.0 


7.8 


- 


109 


60 


75 


88.56 


N 


N 


N 


Honda Dream Neo Kick-Spoke 


45228 


42391 


109 


8.4 


8.63 


4 


8 


80/100-18 


80/100-18 


130 


130 


86.1 


9.1 


4 


107 


69.6 


76.7 


74 


N 


N 


N 


Bajaj Platina 100 Alloy wheel KS 


45373 


43241 


102 


8.2 


8.05 


4 


11.5 


2.75x17 


3.00x17 


110 


110 


87.1 


8.28 


2.9 


108 


86.56 


91.8 


96.9 


N 


N 


N 


Hero Splendor Plus Kick Cast 


46300 


46500 


97 


8.4 


8.05 


4 


11 


2.75x18-42 P/4 PR 


2.75X18-48P/6 PR 


130 


130 


87.5 


8.77 


3 


109 


56 


70 




N 


N 


N 


Hero Splendor Pro Kick Spoke 


46537 




97 


8.4 


8.05 


4 


11 


2.75X18-42P 


2.75X18-48P 


130 


110 


- 


- 


- 


109 


- 






N 


N 


N 


Hero Splendor Plus Kick Spoke 


46620 


45850 


97 


8.4 


8.05 


4 


11 


2.75 xl8 -48P/6 PR 


2.75 xl8 -48P/6 PR 


130 


130 


87.5 


8.77 


3 


109 


56 


70 




N 


N 


N 


TVS Star City+ Kick Start 


46893 


41945 


110 


8.4 


8.7 


4 


10 


2.75-17 


3.00-17 


130 


110 


88.7 


7.89 


- 


109 


62.5 


72 


86 


N 


N 


N 


Suzuki Slingshot Drum-Alloys-Kick 


47140 


44940 


124 


8.8 


10 


5 


12 


2.75x18 42P 


3.0x18 52P 


130 


130 


94.2 


8.1 


3.3 


128 


64.84 


74.3 


73.5 


N 


N 


N 


Honda CB Twister Kick-Drum 


47210 


43900 


109 


9.0 


9 


4 


8 


70/100-17 


80/100-17 


130 


110 


94.3 


6.5 


- 


108 


73 


79.3 


85.7 


N 


N 


N 


Hero HF Deluxe Eco 


47352 


46150 


97 


8.4 


8.05 


4 


10.5 


2.75x18 42 P 


2.75x18 48 P 


130 


110 


- 


- 


- 


112 


- 




88.56 


N 


N 


N 


Bajaj Platina 100 Alloy wheel ES 


47447 


45252 


102 


8.2 


8.06 


4 


11.5 


2.75x17 


3.00x17 


110 


110 


87.1 


8.28 


2.9 


108 


86.56 


91.8 


96.9 


N 


N 


N 


TVS Sport 


47453 


45299 


100 


7.5 


7.5 


4 


12 


2.75x17 


3.00x17 


130 


110 


- 


- 


- 


108.5 


- 




95 


N 


N 


N 


Honda CD 110 Dream 


47462 


43497 


109 


8.4 


8.63 


4 


8 


80/100-18 


80/100-18 


130 


130 


- 


- 


- 


105 


- 




74 


N 


N 


N 


Hero Splendor Pro Kick Cast 


47537 


- 


97 


8.4 


8.05 


4 


11 


2.75X18-42P 


2.75X18-48P 


130 


110 


- 


- 


- 


109 


- 






N 


N 


N 


Honda Dream Yuga Kick-Drum-Spoke 


47882 


49070 


109 


8.4 


8.63 


4 


8 


80/100-18 


80/100-18 


130 


130 


88.8 


8.91 


3.31 


108 


72.88 


78.8 


74 


N 


N 


N 


Hero Splendor Pro Self Cast-SE (Long Seat) 


48003 


50100 


97 


8.4 


8.05 


4 


11 


2.75X18-42P 


2.75X18-48P 


130 


110 


- 


- 


- 


112 


- 






N 


N 


N 


Hero Splendor Pro Self Spoke 


48438 


- 


97 


8.4 


8.05 


4 


11 


2.75X18-42P 


2.75X18-48P 


130 


110 


- 


- 


- 


112 


- 


- 


- 


N 


N 


N 


Mahindra Centuro Rockstar 


48550 


45250 


107 


8.5 


8.5 


4 


12.7 


2.75x18 


3.0x18 


130 


130 


84.5 


9.4 


3.8 


126 


65.4 


78.6 


85 


N 


Y 


Y 


Suzuki Slingshot Drum-Alloys-Self 


49140 


46910 


124 


8.8 


10 


5 


12 


2.75x18 42P 


3.0x18 52P 


130 


130 


94.2 


8.1 


3.3 


128 


64.84 


74.3 


73.5 


N 


N 


N 


Honda Dream Neo Kick-Alloy 


49211 


46449 


109 


8.4 


8.63 


4 


8 


80/100-18 


80/100-18 


130 


130 


86.1 


9.1 


3.5 


107 


69.6 


76.7 


74 


N 


N 


N 


Honda Dream Yuga Kick-Drum-Alloy 


49403 


43497 


109 


8.4 


8.63 


4 


8 


80/100-18 


80/100-18 


130 


130 


88.8 


8.91 


3.31 


108 


72.88 


78.8 


74 


N 


N 


N 


Hero Splendor Pro Cast-Self 


49487 


- 


97 


8.4 


8.05 


4 


11 


2.75x18-42 P 


2.75x18-48 P 


130 


110 


- 


- 


- 


112 


- 


- 


- 


N 


N 


N 


TVS Star City+ Electric Start 


49647 


43934 


110 


8.4 


8.7 


4 


10 


2.75x17 


3.00x17 


130 


110 


88.7 


7.89 


- 


109 


62.5 


72 


86 


N 


N 


N 



?50,000 to ?75.000 



Hero Passion X-Pro Drum-Kick-Spoke 


50468 


49525 


110 


8.7 


9.36 


4 


9.5 


80/100-18 


90/90-18 


130 


130 


88.6 


8.92 


2.49 


113 


62.4 


70.19 


70 


N 


N 


N 


Hero Splendor iSmart Self-spoke 


50955 


50000 


97 


8.4 


8.05 


4 


8.7 


2.75X18-4PR 


2.75X18-6PR 


130 


110 


87.5 


8.77 


3 


110 


56.3 




102.5 


N 


N 


N 


Hero Passion X-Pro Drum-Kick-Cast 


51386 


50525 


110 


8.7 


9.36 


4 


9.5 


80/100-18 


90/90-18 


130 


130 


88.6 


8.92 


2.49 


115 


62.4 


70.19 


70 


N 


N 


N 


Mahindra Centuro N1 


51597 


48050 


107 


8.5 


8.5 


4 


12.7 


2.75x18 


3.0x18 


130 


130 


84.5 


9.4 


3.8 


126 


65.4 


78.6 


85 


N 


Y 


Y 


Honda Dream Neo Self-Alloy 


51965 


49070 


109 


8.4 


8.63 


4 


8 


80/100-18 


80/100-18 


130 


130 


86.1 


9.1 


3.5 


107 


69.6 


76.7 


74 


N 


N 


N 


Hero Passion X-Pro Drum-Self-Spoke 


52150 


51525 


110 


8.7 


9.36 


4 


9.5 


80/100-18 


90/90-18 


130 


130 


88.6 


8.92 


2.49 


114 


62.4 


70.19 


70 


N 


N 


N 


Hero Splendor Pro Classic 


52737 


50500 


97 


8.4 


8.05 


4 


11 


2.75X18-42P/4PR 


2.75X18-48P/6PR 


130 


130 


84.0 


- 


- 


109 


59.8 


70.1 


93.21 


N 


N 


N 


Hero Passion Pro Cast-Self 


53262 


50600 


97 


8.4 


8.05 


4 


12.5 


2.75x18 


3.00x18 


130 


130 


82.1 


12.2 


- 


116 


56 


70 


84 


N 


N 


N 


Honda CB Twister Self -Drum 


53851 


50002 


109 


9.0 


9 


4 


8 


70/100-17 


80/100-17 


130 


110 


94.3 


6.5 


- 


107 


73 


79.3 


70 


N 


N 


N 


Hero Splendor iSmart Self-cast 


53883 


51100 


97 


8.4 


8.05 


4 


8.7 


2.75X18-4PR 


2.75X18-6PR 


130 


110 


87.5 


8.77 


3 


110 


56.3 


- 


102.5 


N 


N 


N 


Yamaha Saluto 


54000 


52000 


125 


8.3 


10.1 


4 


7.6 


80/100-18 47 


80/100-18 54 


130 


130 


86.7 


9.4 


5.68 


112 


62.5 


69.5 


78 


N 


N 


N 


Mahindra Centuro NXT 


54644 


51050 


107 


8.5 


8.5 


4 


12.7 


2.75x18 


3.0x18 


130 


130 


84.5 


9.4 


3.8 


126 


65.4 


78.6 


85 


N 


Y 


Y 


Mahindra Centuro Disc brake 


54854 


51300 


107 


8.5 


8.5 


4 


12.7 


2.75x18 


3.0x18 


240 


130 


84.5 


9.4 


3.8 


126 


65.4 


78.6 


85 


N 


Y 


Y 


Honda Dream Yuga Self-Drum-Alloy 


55084 


50989 


109 


8.4 


8.63 


4 


8 


80/100-18 


80/100-18 


130 


130 


88.8 


8.91 


3.31 


108 


72.88 


78.8 


74 


N 


N 


N 


Hero Passion Pro Disc 


55154 


52500 


97 


8.4 


8.05 


4 


12.5 


2.75x18 


3.00x18 


240 


130 


82.1 


12.2 


- 


116 


56 


70 


84 


N 


N 


N 


Hero Passion X-Pro Drum-Self-Cast 


55535 


52525 


110 


8.7 


9.36 


4 


9.5 


80/100-18 


90/90-18 


130 


130 


88.6 


8.92 


2.49 


116 


62.4 


70.19 


70 


N 


N 


N 


Bajaj Discover 125 


55630 


53001 


125 


11.0 


10.8 


5 


8 


2.75x17 


100/90-17 


200 


130 


100.0 


- 


- 


120.5 


- 


- 


82.4 


N 


N 


N 


Bajaj Discover 150S Drum 


55748 


54520 


145 


14.5 


12.75 


5 


10 


80/100-17 


100/90-17 


130 


130 


110.0 


5.45 


- 


130 


- 


70.12 


72 


N 


N 


N 


Hero Super Splendor Cast-Self 


55989 


53600 


125 


9.1 


10.35 


4 


13 


2.75X18-42P/4PR 


2.75X18-48P/6PR 


130 


130 


98.7 


7.4 


- 


121 


73 


80 


83.1 


N 


N 


N 


Hero Passion Pro TR 


55994 


53712 


97 


8.4 


8.05 


4 


12.8 


2.75x18 


3.00x18 


240 


130 


- 


- 


- 


119 


- 


- 




N 


N 


N 


Yamaha Saluto Disc 


56000 


54500 


125 


8.3 


10.1 


4 


7.6 


80/100-18 47 


80/100-18 54 


245 


130 


86.7 


9.4 


5.68 


113 


62.5 


69.5 


78 


N 


N 


N 


Honda Livo Drum 


57084 


52988 


109 


8.3 


8.63 


4 


8.5 


80/100-18 


80/100-18 


130 


130 


84.2 


8.2 


- 


- 


70 


81 


74 


N 


N 


N 


Honda CB Twister Self-Disc 


57234 


53231 


109 


9.0 


9 


4 


8 


70/100x17 


80/100x17 


240 


110 


94.3 


6.5 


- 


107 


73 


79.3 


70 


N 


N 


N 


Hero Passion X-Pro Disc-Self-Cast 


57610 


54500 


109 


8.7 


9.36 


4 


9.5 


80/100-18 


90/90-18 


240 


130 


88.6 


8.92 


2.49 


116 


62.4 


70.19 


70 


N 


N 


N 


Suzuki Hayate electric start 


57759 


48618 


113 


8.4 


8.8 


4 


10.5 


70/100-17 


80/100-17 


130 


110 


89.1 


8.87 


2.95 


114 


64.5 


73 




N 


N 


N 


Suzuki Slingshot Disc-Alloys-Self 


57826 


48480 


124 


8.8 


10 


5 


12 


2.75x18 42P 


3.0x18 52P 


240 


130 


94.2 


8.1 


3.3 


129 


64.84 


74.3 


73.5 


N 


N 


N 


Hero Glamour Self cast Drum 


58011 


55925 


125 


9.1 


10.35 


4 


13.6 


2.75x18 42P 


3.00x18 52P 


130 


130 


98.7 


7.4 


19 


125 


73 


80 


- 


N 


N 


N 


TVS Phoenix Drum 


58325 


52549 


125 


11.0 


10.8 


4 


12 


80/90 X 17 


90/90 X 17 


130 


130 


95.8 


6.8 


- 


114 


59.6 


75.1 


67 


N 


N 


Y 


Bajaj Discover 150S Disc 


58951 


57630 


145 


14.5 


12.75 


5 


10 


80/100-17 


100/90-17 


240 


130 


110.0 


5.45 


- 


129 


- 


70.12 


72 


N 


N 


N 


Bajaj Discover 150F Drum 


59329 


58000 


145 


14.5 


12.75 


5 


10 


80/100-17 


100/90-17 


240 


130 


109.5 


5.45 


- 


129 


- 


70.12 


72 


N 


N 


N 


Honda Livo Disc 


59584 


55488 


109 


9.0 


8.97 


4 


8.5 


80/100-18 


80/100-18 


240 


130 


84.2 


8.2 


- 


111 


70 


81 


74 


N 


N 


N 


Honda CB Shine Self-Drum-Alloy 


59674 


55559 


125 


10.6 


10.3 


4 


10.5 


80/100-18 


80/100-18 


130 


130 


93.0 


5.8 


- 


123 


- 


- 


65 


N 


N 


N 


Hero Glamour Self cast Disc 


60218 


57925 


125 


9.1 


10.35 


4 


13.6 


2.75x18 42P 


3.00x18 52P 


240 


130 


98.7 


7.4 


- 


125 


73 


80 




N 


N 


N 


TVS Phoenix Disc 


61045 


54572 


125 


11.0 


10.8 


4 


12 


80/90 X 17 


90/90 X 17 


240 


130 


95.8 


6.8 


- 


116 


59.6 


75.1 


67 


N 


N 


Y 


Hero Achiever Kick start 


61200 


61425 


149 


13.6 


12.8 


5 


12.5 


2.75 X 18 - 42 P 


3.00 X 18 - 52 P 


240 


130 


- 


- 


- 


134 








N 


Y 


N 



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Hero Achiever Self start 


62368 


61425 


149 


13.6 


12.8 


5 


12.5 


2.75 X 18 - 42 P 


3.00 X 18 - 52 P 


240 


130 


- 


- 


- 


138 








N 


Y 


N 


Honda CBF Stunner Self disc alloy 


62987 


58721 


125 


11.1 


10.46 


5 


10 


80/100-17 


100/90-17 


240 


130 


99.3 


6.22 


- 


126 


63.9 


67.2 


68.3 


N 


Y 


N 


Bajaj Discover 150F Disc 


63453 


62001 


145 


14.5 


12.75 


5 


10 


80/100-17 


100/90-17 


240 


130 


109.5 


5.45 


- 


129 


- 


70.12 


72 


N 


N 


N 


Hero Ignitor Drum 


64219 


60500 


125 


11.1 


11 


5 


9 


80/100-17 


100/90-17 


130 


130 


110.0 


7.3 


- 


129 


45 


60 


60 


N 


Y 


Y 


Bajaj Pulsar 135 LS 


65049 


63549 


135 


13.6 


11.4 


5 


8 


2.75x17 


100/90-17 


240 


130 


109.7 


5.5 


- 


121 


50 


65 


68.1 


N 


Y 


Y 


Honda CB Shine Self-Disc-Alloy 


65642 


61298 


125 


10.6 


10.3 


4 


10.5 


80/100-18 


80/100-18 


240 


130 


93.0 


5.8 


- 


123 


- 


- 


65 


N 


N 


N 


Honda CB Shine Self-Disc-Alloy-CBS 


65642 


60808 


125 


10.6 


10.3 


4 


10.5 


80/100-18 


80/100-18 


240 


130 


93.0 


5.8 


- 


123 


- 




65 


N 


N 


N 


Yamaha SZ-RR version 2.0 


66000 


66064 


149 


12.1 


12.8 


5 


14 


2.75x17 


100/90-17 


245 


130 


- 


- 


- 


134 


- 






N 


Y 


N 


Yamaha SZ RR 


66064 


66564 


153 


12.1 


12.8 


5 


14 


2.75- 17 41 P 


100/90-17 55P 


245 


130 


97.9 


6.4 


- 


134 


52.9 


61.2 




N 


Y 


N 


Hero Ignitor Disc 


66321 


62600 


125 


11.1 


11 


5 


9 


80/100 X 17 


100/90 X 17 


240 


130 


101.9 


6.51 


- 


129 


64.8 


68.9 


60 


N 


Y 


Y 


Hero Glamour Fi 


68283 


65600 


125 


9.1 


10.35 


4 


13.6 


2.75x18 42P 


3.00x18 52P 


240 


130 


98.7 


7.4 


- 


129 


73 


80 


81.1 


N 


N 


N 


Hero Xtreme single disc 


72483 


71925 


149 


14.4 


12.8 


5 


12.1 


80/100-18 47P 


110/90-18 61 P 


240 


130 


111.0 




- 


145 


- 


- 


65.1 


N 


Y 


Y 


Hero Impulse 


72772 


71400 


149 


13.2 


13.4 


5 


11.1 


90/90x19 


110/90x17 


240 


110 


107.0 


5.38 


2.23 


134 


45 


55 


55 


N 


Y 


Y 


Hero Hunk 


72890 


69725 


149 


14.4 


12.8 


5 


12.4 


80/100-18 


100/90-18 


240 


130 


108.0 


5.6 


- 


147 


56.4 


62.3 


65.1 


N 


Y 


Y 


Hero Xtreme Sports single disc 


73324 


72625 


149 


15.4 


13.5 


5 


12.5 


80/100 X 18 47 P 


110/90 xl8 -61 P 


240 


130 


111.0 


6.2 


- 


146 


48 


62.3 


- 


N 


Y 


Y 


Honda CB Trigger 


73408 


68667 


149 


14.5 


12.5 


5 


12 


80/100-17 


110/80-17 


240 


130 


107.0 


6 


2 


135 


42.3 


61.9 


60 


N 


Y 


Y 


Bajaj Pulsar 150 DTS-i 


73514 


71756 


149 


15.1 


12.5 


5 


15 


2.75x17 


100/90-17 


240 


130 


111.0 


5.6 


- 


144 


56.5 


65 


62.1 


N 


Y 


Y 


Yamaha FZ 16 


73891 


73891 


153 


14.0 


13.6 


5 


12 


100/80-17 


140/60-R17 


267 


130 


106.7 


5.2 


- 


135 


46.4 


53.2 


- 


N 


Y 


Y 


TVS Apache RTR 160 


74014 


71999 


160 


15.2 


13.1 


5 


16 


90/90-17 


110/80-17 


270 


130 


112.0 


5.27 


- 


137 


55 


59 


54.1 


N 


Y 


Y 



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Hero Xtreme double disc 


75740 


75025 


149 


14.4 


12.8 


5 


12.1 


80/100-18 47P 


110/90-18 61 P 


240 


200 


111.0 


- 


- 


146 


- 




65.1 


N 


Y 


Y 


Yamaha FZ S 


75893 


75893 


153 


14.0 


13.6 


5 


12 


100/80-17 


140/60-R17 


267 


130 


106.7 


5.2 


2.1 


135 


46.4 


53.2 


- 


N 


Y 


Y 


Hero Hunk Double Disc 


76147 


72600 


149 


14.4 


12.8 


5 


12.4 


80/100-18 


100/90-18 


240 


220 


108.0 


5.6 


- 


147 


56.4 


62.3 


65.1 


N 


Y 


Y 


Suzuki GS150R 


76502 


69053 


150 


13.8 


13.4 


6 


15.5 


2.75-18 


100/90-18 


240 


130 


105.8 


5.5 


- 


149 


52 


57.2 


62 


N 


Y 


Y 


Bajaj Avenger Street 150 


76554 


75000 


150 


14.5 


12.5 


5 


14 


90/90-17 


130/90-15 


240 


130 


- 


- 


- 


148 


- 






N 


N 


Y 


Honda CB Trigger DLX 


76568 


71682 


149 


14.5 


12.5 


5 


12 


80/100-17 


110/80-17 


240 


220 


107.3 


6 


2.2 


135 


42.3 


61.9 


60 


N 


Y 


Y 


Hero Xtreme Sports double disc 


76581 


75725 


149 


15.4 


13.5 


5 


12.5 


80/100 X 18 47 P 


110/90 xl8 -61 P 


240 


220 


111.0 


6.2 


- 


147 


48 


62.3 


- 


N 


Y 


Y 


Bajaj Pulsar 180 DTS-i 


76823 


74972 


179 


17.0 


14.22 


5 


15 


90/90-17 


120/80-17 


260 


130 


115.0 


5.08 


- 


145 


45.8 


55.2 


58 


N 


Y 


Y 


Yamaha FZ Version 2.0 


76845 


79596 


149 


13.2 


12.8 


5 


12 


100/80-17 


140/60-R17 


267 


130 


- 


- 


- 


132 


- 




- 


N 


Y 


Y 


TVS Apache RTR 180 


80024 


76400 


177 


17.3 


15.5 


5 


16 


90/90-17 


110/80-17 


270 


200 


121.4 


4.5 


- 


139 


43 


51 


43 


N 


Y 


Y 


Yamaha Fazer 


80910 


80910 


153 


14.0 


13.6 


5 


12 


100/80-17 


140/60-R17 


267 


130 


106.7 


5.2 


- 


141 


46.4 


53.2 


- 


N 


Y 


Y 


Yamaha FZ S Version 2.0 


82159 


81659 


149 


13.1 


12.8 


5 


12 


100/80-17 


140/60 R17 


267 


130 


106.2 


5.95 


3 


132 


55.33 


65.37 




N 


Y 


Y 


Bajaj Pulsar AS150 


82832 


79000 


150 


17.0 


13 


5 


12 


80/100-17 


110/80-17 


240 


130 


125.6 


4.9 


3.53 


143 


51.3 


57.3 


- 


N 


Y 


Y 


Honda CB Unicorn 160 CBS 


82840 


77668 


163 


14.7 


14.61 


5 


12 


80/100-17 


110/80-17 


240 


130 


103.8 


5.13 


2 


136 


60.2 


64.7 


62 


N 


Y 


Y 


Honda CB Trigger CBS 


83432 


78234 


149 


14.5 


12.5 


5 


12 


80/100-17 


110/80-17 


240 


220 


107.3 


6 


2.2 


135 


42.3 


61.9 


60 


N 


Y 


Y 


Bajaj Avenger Street 220 


85831 


84000 


220 


19.0 


17.5 


5 


14 


90/90-17 


130/90-15 


260 


130 


- 


- 


- 


150 


- 


- 


- 


N 


N 


Y 


Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220 


85831 


84000 


220 


19.0 


17.5 


5 


14 


90/90-17 


130/90-15 


260 


130 


- 


- 


- 


155 


- 






N 


N 


Y 


Suzuki Gixxer 


86279 


72199 


155 


14.8 


14 


5 


12 


100/80-17 


140/60-17 


240 


130 


112.8 


5.6 


- 


135 


54.7 


57.78 


63.5 


N 


Y 


Y 


Yamaha Fazer FI version 2.0 


87305 


86805 


149 


13.2 


12.8 


5 


12 


100/80-17 


140/60-R17 


267 


130 


106.0 


6.1 


2.54 


137 


52.4 


63.42 


- 


N 


Y 


Y 


Suzuki Gixxer SF (Special MotoGP edition) 


87376 


84940 


155 


14.8 


14 


5 


12 


100/80-17 


140/60-R17 


240 


130 


114.1 


5.98 


2 


139 


53.4 


58.2 


- 


N 


Y 


Y 


Hero Karizma R 


89231 


83900 


223 


19.2 


19.35 


5 


15 


80/100-18 


120/80-18 


276 


130 


126.0 


- 


- 


154 


- 


- 


- 


N 


Y 


N 


TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS 


91120 


87090 


177 


17.3 


15.5 


5 


16 


90/90-17 


110/80-17 


270 


200 


121.4 


4.5 


- 


139 


43 


51 


43 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS 


93610 


91553 


200 


23.5 


18.3 


6 


12 


100/80-17 


130/70-17 


280 


230 


119.0 


4.33 


- 


151 


30.2 


40.3 


58 


N 


Y 


Y 


Bajaj Pulsar AS200 


95513 


93552 


200 


23.5 


18.3 


6 


12 


100/80-17 


130/70-17 


280 


230 


138.2 


4.98 


- 


153 


30.9 


42.9 


- 


N 


Y 


Y 


Suzuki Gixxer SF Pearl mirage white 


95701 


83439 


155 


14.8 


14 


5 


12 


100/80-17 


140/60-R17 


240 


130 


114.1 


5.98 


2 


139 


53.4 


58.2 




N 


Y 


Y 


Suzuki Gixxer SF Glass sparkle black 


97358 


83439 


155 


14.8 


14 


5 


12 


100/80-17 


140/60-R17 


240 


130 


114.1 


5.98 


2.07 


139 


53.4 


58.2 


- 


N 


Y 


Y 



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Royal Enfield Bullet 350 


110946 


93805 


346 


20.1 


28 


5 


13.5 


3.25x19 


3.25x19 


280 


153 


- 


- 


- 


180 


- 






N 


N 


N 


Hero Karizma ZMR 


112560 


105500 


223 


20.3 


19.7 


5 


15.3 


80/100x18 


120/80x18 


276 


240 


127.8 


4.77 


- 


157 


39.1 


51.6 


- 


N 


Y 


Y 


Yamaha YZF-R15 v2.0 


117373 


114741 


150 


17.0 


15 


6 


12 


90/80x17 


130/70x17 


267 


220 


131.7 


4.79 


2.48 


136 


38.7 


52.3 


- 


N 


Y 


Y 


Yamaha R15 S 


120891 


114741 


150 


17.0 


15 


6 


12 


90/80x17 


130/70x17 


267 


220 


131.7 


4.79 


2.48 


136 


38.7 


52.3 


- 


N 


Y 


Y 


Royal Enfield Bullet Electra 


125267 


105925 


346 


20.1 


28 


5 


13.5 


3.25x19 


3.25x19 


280 


153 


- 


- 


- 


187 


- 


- 


- 


N 


N 


N 


Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 


126310 


120000 


200 


24.5 


18.6 


6 


13 


100/80-17 52P 


130/70-17 62 


300 


230 


142.0 


4.09 


3 


165 


32.8 


44.9 




N 


Y 


Y 


Honda CBR150R RC 


129713 


123183 


149 


18.5 


12.66 


6 


13 


100/80-17 


130/70-17 


276 


220 


130.7 


4.94 


2.22 


138 


44.8 


67.5 


66.7 


N 


Y 


Y 


Honda CBR150R RC DLX 


130765 


123406 


149 


18.5 


12.66 


6 


13 


100/80-17 


130/70-17 


276 


220 


130.7 


4.94 


2.22 


138 


44.8 


67.5 


66.7 


N 


Y 


Y 


Royal Enfield Classic 350 


133538 


112931 


346 


20.1 


28 


5 


13.5 


90/90-18 


110/90-18 


280 


153 


130.0 


- 


- 


187 


25 


30 




N 


N 


N 


Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 ABS 


138659 


132000 


200 


24.5 


18.6 


6 


13 


100/80-17 52P 


130/70-17 62 


300 


230 


142.0 


4.09 


3 


165 


32.8 


44.9 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 


145439 


123000 


346 


20.1 


28 


5 


20 


90/90-19 


120/18-18 


280 


240 


- 


- 


- 


192 


- 


- 




N 


N 


N 


KTM 200 Duke 


146301 


138327 


200 


25.2 


19.2 


6 


11 


110/70x17 


150/60x17 


280 


230 


125.8 


3.72 


2 


136 


27 


38 


27.27 


N 


Y 


Y 


Royal Enfield Bullet 500 


159963 


135340 


499 


26.5 


40.9 


5 


13.5 


90/90-19 


120/80-18 


280 


153 


121.9 


- 


- 


193 


32.3 


36.4 


- 


N 


N 


N 


Mahindra Mojo 


160000 


158000 


295 


27.0 


30 


6 


21 


110/70 R17 


150/60 R17 


320 


240 


147.0 


- 


- 


165 


- 


- 


- 


N 


Y 


Y 


Honda CBR250R Sports Red/ Black color 


167675 


158632 


250 


26.5 


22.9 


6 


13 


110/70-17 


140/70-17 


296 


220 


146.8 


3.76 


1.92 


163 


26.7 


37.2 


29.3 


N 


Y 


Y 



246 OVERDRIVE DEC 2015 







lakh to lakh contd... 



Honda CBR250R Pearl Sunbeam White 


168657 


159569 


250 


26.5 


22.9 


6 


13 


110/70-17 


140/70-17 


296 


220 


146.8 


3.76 


1.92 


163 


26.7 


37.2 


- 


N 


Y 


Y 


Royal Enfield Classic 500 


170622 


144329 


499 


27.6 


41.3 


5 


13.5 


90/90-19 


120/80-18 


280 


153 


114.0 


4.1 


- 


190 


32.3 


36.4 


- 


N 


N 


N 


KTM RC 200 


172301 


166738 


200 


26.0 


19 


6 


9.5 


110/70x17 


150/60x17 


300 


230 


136.2 


3.84 


2 


137.5 


28.2 


34.8 




N 


Y 


Y 


Royal Enfield Classic 500 Desert Storm 


173408 


146688 


499 


27.6 


41.3 


5 


14.5 


90/90-19 


110/80-18 


280 


153 


116.0 


4.1 


- 


187 


32.3 


36.4 




N 


N 


N 


Royal Enfield Classic 500 Chrome 


181359 


153416 


499 


27.6 


41.3 


5 


14.5 


90/90-19 


110/80 -18 


280 


153 


114.0 


4.1 


- 


187 


32.3 


36.4 


- 


N 


N 


N 


Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 


184635 


156191 


499 


27.6 


41.3 


5 


20 


90/90-19 


120/18-18 


280 


240 


119.2 


5.57 


2.38 


195 


33.2 


37.41 


- 


N 


N 


N 


Honda CBR250R Sports Red/ Black color ABS 


198445 


190474 


250 


26.5 


22.9 


6 


13 


110/70-17 


140/70-17 


296 


220 


146.8 


3.76 


1.92 


163 


26.7 


37.2 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda CBR250R Pearl Sunbeam White ABS 


199279 


188794 


250 


26.5 


22.9 


6 


13 


110/70-17 


140/70-17 


296 


220 


146.8 


3.76 


1.92 


163 


26.7 


37.2 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


KTM 390 Duke 


199752 


190326 


373 


43.5 


35 


6 


11 


110/70 R17 


150/60 R17 


300 


230 


168.5 


2.7 


- 


145 


26 


33 


25 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Royal Enfield Continental GT 535 


204438 


172951 


535 


29.1 


44 


5 


13.5 


100/90-18 


130/70-18 


300 


240 


131.3 


4.33 


- 


184 


25.3 


36.1 


- 


N 


Y 


N 


KTM RC 390 


218427 


239400 


373 


43.5 


35 


6 


9.5 


110/70 R17 


150/60 R17 


300 


230 


167.0 


2.7 


- 


166 


25.5 


34.1 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Benelli TNT 300 M 


291000 


283000 


300 


38.3 


26.5 


6 


16 


110/70 - 17 


150/60 - 17 


260 


240 


146.0 


- 


- 


196 


23.96 


33.37 


- 


N 


Y 


Y 


Regal Raptor DD 350 E 


296000 


296000 


320 


23.0 


22 


5 


14 


90/90x18 


130/ 90 X 15 


300 


240 


130.0 


3.5 


- 


180 


- 


- 


- 


N 


N 


N 


Benelli TNT 300 P 


300000 


292000 


300 


38.3 


26.5 


6 


16 


120/70 - 17 


160/60 - 17 


260 


240 


146.0 


- 


- 


196 


23.96 


33.37 




N 


Y 


Y 



^3 Lakh to ^10 Lakh 



Hyosung Aquila 250 


312000 


284000 


249 


26.6 


21.37 


5 


14 


110/90 16 


150/80 15 


275 


275 


120.2 


4.78 


- 


179 


33.2 


28.7 




N 


Y 


N 


Kawasaki Z250 


319848 


311128 


249 


32.0 


21 


6 


17 


110/70-17 


140/70-17 


290 


220 


146.0 


L 


- 


168 


31.48 


39.49 


- 


N 


Y 


Y 


Regal Raptor Daytona 


322000 


322000 


320 


23.1 


22 


5 


15 


90/90x21 


160/80x16 


300 


240 


130.0 


3.5 




180 


- 


- 


- 


N 


N 


N 


Hyosung GT250R 


323000 


300000 


249 


29.2 


22.7 


6 


17 


110/70-17 


150/60-17 


300 


230 


146.3 


4.1 


- 


188 


28.8 


34.5 


33.15 


N 


Y 


Y 


Yamaha YZF-R3 


325000 


325000 


321 


42.0 


29.6 


6 


14 


110/70-17 M/C 


140/70-17 M/C 


298 


220 


185.0 


2.59 


- 


169 


21.4 


29.7 


- 


N 


Y 


Y 


Regal Raptor Bobber 


333000 


333000 


320 


23.1 


22 


5 


14 


90/90x17 


130/90x17 


300 


240 


130.0 


3.5 


- 


165 


L 






N 


N 


N 


Kawasaki Ninja 300 


375222 


364866 


296 


39.0 


27 


6 


17 


110/70-17 


140/70-17 


290 


220 


162.0 


3.1 


2 


172 


24 


30.5 


28.06 


N 


Y 


Y 


Hyosung GT650N 


406500 


387000 


647 


73.7 


60.9 


6 


17 


120/60 ZR17 


160/60 ZR17 


300 


230 


210.0 


2.77 


3 


208 


- 


- 


25 


N 


Y 


Y 


Harley-Davidson Street 750 


474888 


452000 


750 


NA 


60 


6 


13.1 


100/80 R17 


150/70 R15 


290 


250 


178.0 


- 


- 


222 


22.3 


33.21 


17.42 


N 


N 


N 


Kawasaki ER-6N 


510444 


496235 


649 


72.1 


64 


6 


16 


120/70 ZR17 


160/60 ZR17 


300 


220 


130.0 


- 


- 


204 


26.6 


32.9 




N 


Y 


Y 


Hyosung GT650R 


531000 


479000 


647 


73.7 


60.9 


6 


17 


120/60-17 


160/60-17 


300 


230 


202.0 


- 


- 


215 


19.4 


28 


16.71 


N 


Y 


Y 


Kawasaki Ninja 650 


552139 


537243 


649 


72.0 


66 


6 


15.5 


120/70-17 


160/60-17 


300 


220 


- 


2.43 


- 


204 


15.96 


30.52 


21.26 


N 


Y 


Y 


Benelli TNT 6001 


553000 


524000 


600 


86.3 


54.6 


6 


15 


120/70-ZR17 


180/55-ZR17 


- 


- 


- 


- 


L 


231 


- 


- 


- 


N 


Y 


Y 


Hyosung Aquila Pro GV650 


558000 


526000 


647 


75.0 


62.1 


6 


16 


120/70 R17 


180/55 R16 


300 


270 


195.0 


3.6 


2.07 


240 


19.1 


22.3 


22 


N 


N 


Y 


Benelli TNT 600 GT 


578000 


562000 


600 


86.3 


54.6 


6 


27 


120/70 17 M/C 58W 


180/55 17 M/C 73W 


- 


- 


- 


- 


L 


243 


- 


- 


- 


N 


Y 


Y 


Hyosung ST7 


634300 


599000 


678 


62.5 


57.3 


5 


17 


120/80-16 


170/80-15 


300 


270 


170.0 


3.26 


- 


244 


17.4 


26.3 


18 


N 


N 


N 


Benelli TNT 600 GT S 


644256 


599000 


600 


86.3 


54.6 


6 


27 


120/70 17 M/C 58W 


180/55 17 M/C 73W 


- 


- 


- 


- 




243 


- 


- 


- 


N 


Y 


Y 


Triumph Bonneville 


649130 


619000 


865 


60.7 


61.1 


5 


16 


110/70 R17 


130/80 R17 


310 


255 


160.0 


2.91 


- 


225 


21.6 


28.9 


- 


N 


N 


N 


Ducati Monster 795 


655000 


658000 


803 


87.0 


78 


6 


15 


120/60 ZR17 


160/60 ZR17 


320 


245 


210.0 


2.3 


- 


188 


- 


- 


20 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Harley-Davidson Superlow 


662299 


632000 


883 


50.7 


69 


5 


17 


120/70-ZR18 


150/60-ZR17 


292 


260 


145.0 


3.4 


- 


255 


- 


- 


19.12 


Y 


N 


N 


Ducati Scrambler Icon 


690617 


677626 


803 


74.8 


68 


6 


13.5 


110/80 ZR18 


180/55 ZR17 


330 


245 


- 


- 


- 


170 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Triumph Bonneville TlOO 


733115 


697610 


865 


60.7 


61.1 


5 


16 


100/90-19 


130/80 R17 


310 


255 


160.0 


L 




230 


21.6 


28.9 


- 


N 


Y 


N 


Kawasaki Z800 


740000 


750000 


806 


113.0 


83 


6 


17 


120/70 ZR17 


180/55 ZR17 


310 


250 


233.0 


2.31 


- 


229 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Triumph Thruxton 


754740 


718290 


865 


60.7 


61.1 


5 


16 


100/90-18 


130/80 R17 


320 


255 


177.0 


- 


- 


230 


21.6 


28.9 




N 


Y 


N 


Ducati Monster 796 


757000 


761000 


803 


86.2 


78 


6 


15 


120/70 ZR17 


180/55 ZR17 


320 


245 


200.0 


- 


- 


188 


- 


- 




Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda CBR650F 


760970 


729999 


649 


87.0 


63 


6 


17.3 


120/70 - ZR17 


180/55 - ZR17 


320 


240 


232.0 


- 


- 


215 


22.39 


27.61 


25.21 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Harley-Davidson Iron 883 


771879 


722000 


883 


50.7 


69 


5 


12.5 


100/90 B19 


150/80 B16 


292 


292 


90.0 






255 


- 


- 


21.73 


Y 


N 


N 


Ducati Scrambler Classic 


813750 


754167 


803 


74.8 


68 


6 


13.5 


110/80 ZR18 


180/55 ZR17 


330 


245 


- 


- 


- 


170 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Ducati Scrambler Full Throttle 


813750 


754167 


803 


74.8 


68 


6 


13.5 


110/80 ZR18 


180/55 ZR17 


330 


245 


- 


- 


- 


170 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Ducati Monster 796 Corse stripe 


822000 


827000 


803 


86.2 


78 


6 


15 


120/70 ZR17 


180/55 ZR17 


320 


245 


- 


- 


- 


188 


- 




- 


N 


Y 


Y 


Triumph Street Triple 


831435 


791080 


675 


79.3 


57.3 


6 


17.4 


120/70 ZR17 


180/55 ZR17 


310 


220 


- 


- 


- 


188 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Ducati Monster 821 Dark 


924000 


929000 


821 


113.0 


89.4 


6 


17.5 


120/70 ZR 17 


180/60 ZR17 


320 


245 


- 






205.5 




- 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Harley-Davidson Forty Eight 


954512 


882000 


1202 


92.0 


96 


5 


7.9 


130/90-B16 


150/80-B16 


292 


292 


150.0 


- 


- 


255 


- 


- 


20.4 


Y 


N 


N 


Benelli TNT 899 


975000 


948000 


898 


120.0 


85.6 


6 


16 


120/70-ZR17 


190/50-ZR17 


320 


240 


- 


- 


- 


205 


- 


- 


- 


N 


Y 


Y 


Ducati Monster 821 


975000 


981000 


821 


113.0 


89.4 


6 


17.5 


120/70 ZR 17 


180/60 ZR17 


320 


245 


- 


- 


- 


205.5 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Suzuki Bandit 1250S 


992750 


1025000 


1255 


99.0 


108 


6 


19 


120/70 ZR17 


180/55 ZR17 


310 


240 


204.0 


- 


3.63 


254 


11.1 


16.1 


16 


Y 


Y 


Y 














































^10 Lakh and above 


Yamaha FZl 


1025910 


1072045 


998 


150.0 


106 


6 


18 


120/70 ZR17 


190/50 ZR17 


320 


245 


- 


- 


- 


214 


- 


- 


- 


N 


Y 


Y 


Ducati Hypermotard 821 


1026000 


1032000 


821 


111.0 


89 


6 


16 


120/70 ZR17 


180/55 ZR17 


320 


245 


201.0 






198 








Y 


Y 


Y 


Triumph Tiger 800 XR 


1096220 


1050000 


800 


95.0 


79 


6 


19 


100/90-19 


150/70 R17 


308 


255 


- 


- 


- 


213 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Harley-Davidson Street Bob 


1113143 


1037000 


1585 


79.6 


124 


6 


17.3 


100/90 B19 


160/70 B17 


292 


292 


157.0 


2.79 


2 


305 


14.4 


17.93 


18.2 


N 


Y 


N 


Triumph Daytona 675 


1121485 


1069000 


675 


118.5 


70.1 


6 


17.4 


120/70 ZR17 


180/55 ZR17 


310 


220 


265.5 


3.12 


L 


187 


19.68 


29.08 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Ducati Hyperstrada 


1128000 


1135000 


821 


111.0 


89 


6 


16 


120/70 ZR17 


180/55 ZR17 


320 


245 


- 




- 


204 




- 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Triumph Speed Triple 


1199240 


1148990 


1050 


127.0 


105 


6 


17.5 


120/70 ZR17 


190/55 ZR17 


320 


255 


230.0 


- 


- 


214 


17.4 


25.5 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Indian Scout Thunder black 


1199999 


1206657 


1133 


100.0 


97.7 


6 


12.4 


130/90-16 72H 


150/80-16 71 H 


298 


298 


193.0 


- 


- 


253 


17.2 


21.1 


- 


Y 


Y 


N 


Benelli TNT 1130 R 


1214000 


1181000 


1131 


137.0 


114.2 


6 


16 


120/70-ZR17 


190/50-ZR17 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


231 




- 




N 


Y 


Y 


Triumph Tiger 800 XRx 


1215600 


1160000 


800 


95.0 


79 


6 


19 


100/90-19 


150/70 R17 


308 


255 


- 


- 


- 


216 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Suzuki GSX- SIOOO 


1225000 


1225000 


999 


144.0 


105.6 


6 


17 


120/70 ZR17 


190/50 ZR17 


310 


220 


235.0 


- 


- 


209 


13.13 


17.49 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 



DEC 2015 OVERDRIVE 247 






Bike Buyer’s Guide 




^10 lakh and above contd... 



Triumph 800 XC 


1257725 


1200000 


799 


95.0 


79 


6 


19 


90/90-21 


150/70 R17 


308 


255 


209.2 


- 


- 


215 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Indian Scout Indian red 


1259999 


1259999 


1133 


100.0 


97.7 


6 


12.4 


130/90-16 72H 


150/80-16 71 H 


298 


298 


193.0 


- 


- 


253 


17.2 


21.1 


- 


Y 


Y 


N 


Triumph Daytona 675R 


1273700 


1214550 


675 


118.5 


70.1 


6 


17.4 


120/70 ZR17 


180/55 ZR17 


310 


220 


265.5 


3.12 


- 


189 


19.68 


29.08 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Suzuki GSX- SIOOO F ABS 


1275000 


1270000 


999 


148.0 


108.4 


6 


17 


120/70-ZR17 


190/50-ZR17 


310 


220 


- 


- 


- 


214 




- 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Kawasaki ZIOOO 


1287000 


1245000 


1043 


142.0 


111 


6 


17 


120/70 ZR17 


190/50 ZR17 


310 


250 


221.0 


1.97 


- 


221 


- 


- 


20.4 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Kawasaki Ninja 1000 


1287000 


1245000 


1043 


142.0 


111 


6 


19 


120/70 ZR17 


190/50 ZR17 


300 


250 


- 


- 


- 


231 


- 


- 


19.55 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Indian Scout Black smoke 


1289999 


1289999 


1133 


100.0 


97.7 


6 


12.4 


130/90-16 72H 


150/80-16 71 H 


298 


298 


193.0 


- 


- 


253 


17.2 


21.1 


- 


Y 


Y 


N 


Indian Scout Silver smoke 


1289999 


1289999 


1133 


100.0 


97.7 


6 


12.4 


130/90-16 72H 


150/80-16 71 H 


298 


298 


193.0 


- 


- 


253 


17.2 


21.1 


- 


Y 


Y 


N 


Aprilia Mana 850 GT ABS 


1305000 


1282000 


839 


76.1 


73 


7 


16 


120/70 ZR 17 


180/55ZR 17 


320 


260 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


Y 


N 


Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT 


1328000 


1285000 


1043 


120.0 


102 


6 


21 


120/70 R17 


180/55 R17 


310 


250 


- 


- 


- 


250 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Triumph Tiger 800 XCx 


1330600 


12700 00 


800 


95.0 


79 


6 


19 


90/90-21 


150/70 R17 


308 


255 


- 


- 


- 


221 


- 






Y 


Y 


Y 


Aprilia SRV 850 ABS ATC 


1362000 


1337000 


839 


77.0 


76.4 


A 


18.5 


120/70-R16 


160/60-R15 


300 


280 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 






Y 


Y 


Y 


Ducati Panigale 899 


1363000 


1370000 


899 


150.0 


99 


6 


17 


120/70 ZR17 


180/60 ZR17 


320 


245 


- 


- 


- 


193 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Harley-Davidson Fat Bob 


1364654 


1303500 


1584 


66.0 


135 


6 


18.9 


130/90 B16 


180/70 B16 


300 


292 


170.0 


- 


- 


320 


- 


- 


17.85 


Y 


N 


N 


Ducati Diavel 


1414000 


1422000 


1198 


161.0 


130.5 


6 


17 


120/70 ZR 17 


240/45 ZR17 


320 


265 


250.0 


- 


- 


239 


- 


- 


10 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda CBIOOOR ABS 


1430360 


1326604 


998 


125.0 


99 


6 


17 


120/70 ZR17 


180/55 ZR17 


310 


256 


- 


- 


- 


222 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Triumph Tiger 800 XCA 


1434420 


1430880 


800 


95.0 


79 


6 


19 


90/90-21 


150/70 R17 


308 


255 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Suzuki GSX-RIOOO 


1436875 


1595000 


999 


191.0 


118 


6 


17.5 


120/70 ZR17 


190/50 ZR17 


310 


220 


262.0 


2.33 


- 


203 


- 


- 


16.15 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda CB lOOOR ABS Pearl Siena Red 


1442425 


1338093 


998 


125.0 


99 


6 


17 


120/70 ZR17 


180/55 ZR17 


310 


256 


- 


- 


- 


222 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Triumph Thunderbird Storm 


1461503 


1395000 


1699 


98.0 


156 


6 


22 


120/70 R19 


200/50 R17 


310 


310 


- 


- 


- 


339 


19.1 


28.4 


21.4 


Y 


Y 


N 


Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 ABS 


1490000 


1462000 


1197 


130.0 


115 


6 


15 


120/70 ZR17 


180/55 ZR17 


320 


240 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


16.1 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Suzuki V-Strom 1000 


1495000 


1495000 


1037 


101.0 


103 


6 


20 


110/80 R19 


150/70 R17 


310 


220 


- 


- 


- 


228 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda VT 1300 CX 


1506976 


1399644 


1312 


57.8 


107 


5 


12.8 


90/90 R21 


200/50 R18 


336 


296 


- 


- 


- 


303 


10 


15 




Y 


N 


Y 


Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 


1582220 


1508500 


1690 


104.5 


133 


6 


18.9 


140/75 R17 


200/55 R17 


292 


292 


175.0 


3.36 


2.07 


331 


10.4 


17.5 


17.85 


N 


N 


N 


Suzuki GSX-R1300 Hayabusa 


1595000 


1595000 


1340 


197.0 


154 


6 


21 


120/70 ZR17 


190/50 ZR17 


300 


220 


299.0 


- 


- 


266 


- 


- 


25.64 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Suzuki Intruder M1800 


1595000 


1595000 


1783 


125.0 


160 


5 


19.5 


130/70 R18 


240/40 R18 


300 


270 


168.2 


- 


- 


347 


- 


- 


14 


N 


Y 


Y 


Suzuki Intruder M1800 RZ 


1595000 


1645000 


1783 


125.0 


160 


5 


19.5 


130/70 R18 


240/40 R18 


300 


270 


168.2 


- 


- 


347 


- 


- 


14 


N 


Y 


Y 


Aprilia Caponord 1200 ABS 


1611000 


1579000 


1197 


125.0 


114.8 


6 


24 


120/70-R17 


180/55 R17 


320 


240 


- 


- 


- 


214 


- 






Y 


Y 


Y 


Motoguzzi Griso 


1612000 


1580000 


1151 


111.5 


108 


6 


16.7 


120/70 ZR17 


180/55 ZR17 


320 


282 


- 


- 


- 


222 


- 


- 


- 


N 


Y 


Y 


Kawasaki Ninja ZX-IOR 


1640400 


1560000 


998 


200.1 


112 


6 


17 


120/70 ZR17 


190/55 ZR17 


310 


220 


300.0 


3.07 


- 


201 


- 


- 


17 


Y 


Y 


Y 


BMW R 1200 R 


1652437 


1652437 


1170 


110.0 


119 


6 


18 


120/70 ZR17 


180/55 ZR17 


320 


265 


200.0 


- 


- 


227 


20 


25 


18.18 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Triumph Thunderbird LT 


1696330 


1619670 


1699 


94.0 


151 


6 


22 


150/80 VR16 


180/70 VR16 


310 


310 


- 


- 


- 


380 


- 






Y 


N 


N 


Honda GBR lOOORR 


1713678 


1596480 


999 


178.0 


112 


6 


17.7 


120/70 ZR17 


190/50 ZR17 


320 


220 


262.3 


3.12 


- 


211 


- 






Y 


Y 


Y 


Harley-Davidson Breakout 


1714653 


1630500 


1690 


NA 


130 


6 


18.9 


130/60 B21 


240/40 R18 


320 


300 


- 


- 


- 


322 


- 


- 


13.86 


Y 


N 


N 


Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic 


1735507 


1645500 


1690 


92.3 


130 


6 


18.9 


- 


150/80 B16 


292 


292 


138.0 


3.42 


- 


339 


13.8 


23.5 


14 


Y 


N 


N 


Motoguzzi Stelvio NTX 


1760000 


1738000 


1151 


104.0 


113 


6 


32 


110/80 R19 


150/70 R17 


320 


282 


- 


- 


- 


272 


- 


- 




Y 


Y 


Y 


Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R 


1766000 


1680000 


1441 


200.0 


162.5 


6 


22 


120/70 ZR17 


190/50 ZR17 


310 


250 


- 


- 


- 


265 


- 




15.3 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Aprilia Caponord 1200 Travel pack ABS 


1778000 


1742000 


1197 


125.0 


114.8 


6 


24 


120/70 R17 


180/55 R17 


320 


240 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Ducati Diavel Carbon 


1781000 


1791000 


1198 


161.0 


130.5 


6 


17 


120/70 ZR 17 


240/45 ZR17 


320 


265 


250.0 


- 


- 


234 


- 


- 


10 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Aprilia Tuono V4R 


1792000 


1756000 


1000 


167.3 


111.5 


6 


18.5 


120/70 ZR 17 


190/55 ZR 17 


320 


220 


- 


- 


- 


186 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


MV Agusta Brutale 1090 


1799000 


- 


1078 


144.0 


112 


6 


23 


120/70 - ZR 17 


190/55 - ZR 17 


310 


210 


265.0 


- 


- 


183 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


BMW R 1200 GS 


1843481 


1800000 


1170 


125.1 


125 


6 


20 


120/70 R19 


170/60 R17 


305 


276 


200.0 


- 


- 


238 


20 


25 


18.18 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Aprilia Caponord 1200 Rally 


1877000 


1838000 


1197 


125.0 


114 


6 


24 


120/70-R19 


170/60-R17 


320 


240 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


25 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda VFR1200F 


1885725 


1762938 


1237 


172.0 


129 


6 


19 


120/70 ZR17 


190/55 ZR17 


320 


276 


243.0 


- 


2.42 


267 


11.1 


17.1 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Aprilia Tuono V4 Factory 


1894000 


1854000 


1000 


167.3 


111.5 


6 


18.5 


120/70 ZR 17 


200/55 ZR 17 


320 


220 


- 


- 


- 


179 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


BMW K 1300 R 


1903812 


2100000 


1293 


173.0 


140 


6 


19 


120/70-17 


180/55-17 


320 


265 


200.0 


- 


- 


243 


- 


- 


17.24 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda CBR lOOORR SP Edition 


1927825 


1800405 


999 


178.0 


112 


6 


17.7 


120/70 ZR17 


190/50 ZR17 


320 


220 


- 


- 


- 


210 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Ducati Hypermotard 821 SP 


1949000 


1960000 


821 


111.0 


89 


6 


16 


120/70 ZR17 


180/55 ZR17 


320 


245 


201.0 


- 


- 


194 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Triumph Tiger Explorer 


1963152 


1875000 


1215 


137.0 


121 


6 


20 


110/80 R19 


150/70 R17 


305 


282 


209.2 


- 


- 


267 


- 


- 


- 


N 


Y 


Y 


Motoguzzi Audace 1400 


1973000 


1931000 


1380 


94.0 


121 


6 


20.5 


100/90- 18 56H TL 


130/80 -17 65H TL 


320 


282 


- 


- 


- 


289 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Motoguzzi California 1400 Custom ABS 


1981000 


1939000 


1380 


96.0 


120 


6 


20.5 


130/70 R 18 


200/60 R 16 


320 


282 


- 


- 


- 


318 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Motoguzzi El dorado 1400 


2001000 


1959000 


1380 


94.0 


120 


6 


20.5 


100/90- 18 56H TL 


130/80 -17 65H TL 


320 


282 


- 


- 


- 


314 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Aprilia RSV4 Evo 


2004000 


1962000 


1000 


184.0 


117 


6 


18.5 


120/70 ZR17 


190/55 ZR 17 


320 


220 


- 


3.13s 


- 


179 


- 


- 


25 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Ducati Monster 1200 


2026000 


2037000 


1198 


136.0 


118 


6 


17.5 


120/70 ZR 17 


190/55 ZR17 


320 


245 


- 


- 


- 


209 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


BMW R 1200 GS Adventure 


2054637 


1768000 


1170 


125.1 


125 


6 


30 


120/70 R19 


170/60 R17 


305 


276 


200.0 


- 


- 


260 


15 


20 


18.18 


Y 


Y 


Y 


BMW S lOOORR 


2092846 


1802000 


999 


198.0 


113 


6 


17.5 


120/70 ZR17 


190/55 ZR17 


320 


220 


200.0 


2.69 


- 


204 


- 


- 


16.95 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Motoguzzi California 1400 Touring ABS 


2127000 


2082000 


1380 


97.0 


120 


6 


20.5 


130/70 R 18 


200/60 R 16 


320 


282 


- 


- 


- 


337 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


BMW K BOOS 


2175297 


2000000 


1293 


175.4 


140 


6 


19 


120/70 ZR17 


190/55 ZR17 


320 


265 


200.0 


- 


- 


254 


- 


- 


18.87 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Aprilia RSV4 Evo race pack 


2186000 


2139000 


1000 


184.0 


117 


6 


18.5 


120/70 ZR 17 


200/55 ZR 17 


320 


220 


- 


- 


- 


179 


- 


- 


25 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Indian Chief Dark Horse 


2200000 


2212220 


1811 


NA 


138.9 


6 


20.8 


130/90B16 73H 


180/65B16 81H 


300 


300 


- 


- 


- 


357 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


Y 


N 


Triumph Rocket III Roadster 


2229230 


2129560 


2294 


148.0 


221 


5 


24 


150/80 R17 


240/50 R16 


320 


316 


222.1 


- 


- 


367 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


Y 


N 


Yamaha YZF-Rl 


2234300 


2400000 


998 


200.0 


112.4 


6 


17 


120/70 ZR17 


190/55 ZR17 


320 


220 


- 


- 


- 


199 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special 


2249879 


2202000 


1247 


126.0 


111 


5 


18.9 


120/70 ZR19 


240/40 R18 79V 


300 


300 


170.0 


- 


- 


302 


- 


- 


15 


Y 


Y 


N 


BMW R 1200 RT 


2275846 


1964000 


1170 


125.0 


125 


6 


25 


120/70 ZR17 


180/55 ZR17 


320 


276 


200.0 


- 


- 


274 


20 


25 


18.86 


Y 


Y 


Y 


BMW SIOOO R 


2283000 


2975000 


999 


160.4 


112 


6 


17.5 


120/70 ZR17 


190/55 ZR17 


320 


220 


200.0 


- 


- 


207 


- 


- 


17.85 


Y 


Y 


Y 


BMW RnineT 


2350000 


2596548 


1170 


110.0 


119 


6 


18 


120/70 ZR17 


180/55 ZR17 


320 


265 


200.0 


- 


- 


222 


- 


- 


17.24 


Y 


Y 


Y 



248 OVERDRIVE DEC 2015 





^10 lakh and above contd... 



Ducati Monster 1200 S 


2480000 


2494000 


1198 


147.0 


124.5 


6 


17.5 


120/70 ZR 17 


190/55 ZR17 


330 


245 


- 


- 


- 


209 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Indian Chief Classic 


2550000 


2550000 


1811 


NA 


138.9 


6 


20.8 


130/90B16 67H 


180/65B16 81H 


300 


300 


- 


- 


- 


354 


18.79 


22.8 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Yamaha VMAX 


2565423 


2565424 


1679 


200.1 


166.8 


5 


15 


120/70 R18 


200/50 R18 


320 


298 


- 


- 


- 


310 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Harley-Davidson Road King 


2565992 


2040000 


1690 


68.0 


135 


6 


22.7 


130/80 B17 65 


180/65B16 81H 


292 


292 


170.0 


- 


- 


368 


- 


- 


17.8 


Y 


Y 


Y 


MV Agusta F4 


2599000 




998 


195.0 


110.8 


6 


17 


120/70 - ZR 17 


200/55 - ZR 17 


320 


210 


291.2 


- 


- 


191 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Ducati Monster 1200 S stripe 


2623000 


2637000 


1198 


147.0 


124.5 


6 


17.5 


120/70 ZR 17 


190/55 ZR17 


330 


245 


- 


- 


- 


209 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Indian Chief Vintage 


2850000 


2850000 


1811 


NA 


138.9 


6 


20.8 


130/90B16 67H 


180/65B16 81H 


300 


300 


210.0 


- 


- 


379 


18.8 


23.3 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Honda Goldwing Audio Comfort 


2850000 


2850000 


1832 


118.0 


167 


5 


25 


130/70 R18 


180/60 R16 


296 


316 


- 


- 


- 


413 


- 


- 


15.24 


Y 


Y 


N 


Kawasaki Ninja H2 


2910000 


2900000 


998 


210.0 


133.5 


6 


17.03 


120/70 ZR17 


200/55 ZR17 


330 


250 


- 


- 


- 


238 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


BMW K 1600 GTL 


2939476 


2552000 


1649 


160.4 


175 


6 


26.5 


120/70 ZR17 


190/55 ZR17 


320 


320 


200.0 


- 


- 


348 


- 


- 


16.94 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Yamaha YZF-Rl M 


2943100 


3200000 


998 


200.0 


112.4 


6 


17 


120/70 ZR17 


200/55 ZR17 


320 


220 


- 


- 


- 


200 


- 


- 




Y 


Y 


Y 


Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special 


3054527 


2991000 


1690 


NA 


138 


6 


22.7 


130/60 B19 


180/65 B16 


320 


300 


- 


- 


- 


372 


- 


- 


15.6 


Y 


Y 


N 


Honda Goldwing Airbag 


3150000 


3150000 


1832 


118.0 


167 


5 


25 


130/70 R18 


180/60 R16 


296 


316 


- 


- 


- 


421 


- 


- 


15.24 


Y 


Y 


N 


Indian Chieftain 


3200000 


3200000 


1811 


NA 


138.9 


6 


20.8 


130/90B16 67H 


180/65B16 81H 


300 


300 


- 


- 


- 


385 


18.79 


22.8 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Ducati Panigale 1299 


3306000 


3324000 


1285 


207.0 


144.6 


6 


17 


120/70 ZR17 


200/55 ZR17 


330 


245 


- 


- 


- 


190.5 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


BMW K 1600 GT 


3342000 


2746000 


1649 


160.4 


175 


6 


24 


120/70 ZR17 


190/55 ZR17 


320 


320 


200.0 


- 


- 


332 


13 


18 


17.54 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Indian Roadmaster Thunder black 


3495000 


3670278 


1811 


NA 


138.9 


6 


20.8 


130/90B16 73H 


180/60R16 80H 


300 


300 


- 


- 


- 


418 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


Y 


N 


Ducati Diavel Titanium 


3785000 


3806000 


1198 


161.0 


130.5 


6 


17 


120/70 ZR 17 


240/45 ZR17 


320 


265 


250.0 


- 


- 


234 


- 


- 


10 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Ducati Panigale 1299 S 


4076000 


4099000 


1285 


207.1 


144.6 


6 


17 


120/70 ZR17 


200/55 ZR17 


330 


245 


- 


- 


- 


190.5 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Ducati Panigale R 


4703000 


4729000 


1198 


207.0 


136.2 


6 


17 


120/70 ZR17 


200/55 ZR17 


330 


245 


- 


- 


- 


184 


- 


- 


- 


Y 


Y 


Y 


Harley-Davidson CVO Limited 


5062044 


4957000 


1801 


NA 


156 


6 


22.7 


130/80 B17 


180/65 B16 


320 


300 


- 


- 


- 


433 


- 


- 


33.4 


Y 


Y 


N 



Scooters 



TVS XL HD 


29173 


28800 


70 


3.5 


5 


A 


4 


2.5x16 


2.5x16 


80 


110 


- 




- 


75 


- 


- 




N 


N 


N 


TVS Scooty Pep Plus 


44650 


41550 


88 


5.1 


5.8 


A 


5 


3.00x10 


3.00x10 


110 


110 


70 


6.4 


- 


95 


59.6 


77 


65.6 


N 


N 


N 


TVS Streak 


46726 


38350 


88 


5.0 


5.8 


A 


4.7 


90/90-10 


90/90-10 


110 


110 


80 


- 


- 


96 


55 


75 


69 


N 


N 


N 


Yamaha Ray 


48160 


47606 


113 


7.1 


8.1 


A 


5 


90/100-10 


90/100-10 


130 


130 


- 


- 


- 


104 


- 


- 


66 


N 


N 


N 


Honda Activa i 


49357 


46213 


109 


8.0 


8.7 


A 


5.3 


90/100-10 


90/100-10 


130 


130 


75 


10.1 


2.3 


103 


56 


63.3 


60 


N 


N 


N 


Mahindra Duro DZ 


49802 


45980 


125 


8.0 


9.0 


A 


6.5 


3.50x10 


3.50x10 


130 


130 


83 


9.3 


- 


114 


46.1 


52.3 


56.25 


N 


N 


N 


Mahindra Gusto DX 


49824 


44800 


110 


8.2 


9.0 


A 


6 


90/90-12 


90/90-12 


130 


130 


85.3 


12 


2.5 


120 


58.2 


62.5 


63.5 


N 


N 


N 


TVS Scooty Zest 110 


49987 


44990 


110 


8.2 


8.7 


A 


5 


90/100-10 


90/90-10 


110 


130 


82.51 


9.65 


2.8 


98.5 


53.1 


57.6 


62 


N 


N 


N 


Yamaha Ray Z 


50038 


48936 


113 


7.1 


8.1 


A 


5 


90/100-10 


90/100-10 


130 


130 


- 


- 


- 


104 


- 


- 


66 


N 


N 


N 


Honda Activa i DLX 


50360 


46703 


109 


8.0 


8.7 


A 


5.3 


90/100-10 


90/100-10 


130 


130 


75 


10.1 


2.3 


103 


56 


63.3 


60 


N 


N 


N 


Yamaha Alpha 


50489 


48936 


113 


7.1 


8.1 


A 


5.2 


90/100 10 


90/100-10 


130 


110 


86.3 


10.5 


3.2 


104 


47 


59.2 


66 


N 


N 


N 


Honda Dio DLX 


51601 


47887 


109 


8.0 


8.8 


A 


5.3 


90/100-10 


90/100-10 


130 


130 


82.5 


12.2 


3.2 


105 


51.3 


56.4 


60 


N 


N 


N 


Hero Pleasure Steel Wheel 


51664 


44650 


102 


7 


8.1 


A 


5 


90/100x10 


90/100x10 


130 


130 


82.1 


12.2 


- 


101 


56 


70 


77 


N 


N 


N 


Mahindra Gusto HX 


51925 


46800 


110 


8.2 


9.0 


A 


6 


90/90-12 


90/90-12 


130 


130 


85.3 


12 


3 


120 


58.2 


62.5 


63.5 


N 


N 


N 


Mahindra Rodeo UZO 125 


52391 


49700 


125 


8.0 


9.0 


A 


4.5 


3.50x10 


3.50x10 


130 


130 


85 


9.7 


- 


111 


45 


56.2 


59 


N 


Y 


Y 


Hero Maestro Deluxe 


52542 


48350 


109 


8.2 


9.1 


A 


5.3 


90/100x10 


90/100x10 


130 


130 


76.16 


14.98 


2.91 


110 


51.5 


55.8 


60 


N 


N 


N 


Honda Activa 3G 


53186 


49517 


109 


8.0 


8.8 


A 


5.3 


90/100-10 


90/100-10 


130 


130 


- 


- 


- 


108 


- 


- 


60 


N 


N 


N 


TVS Jupiter 


53266 


47989 


110 


8.0 


8.0 


A 


5 


90/90-12 


90/90-12 


130 


130 


85.2 


10.5 


2.5 


108 


51.2 


62.3 


62 


N 


N 


N 


TVS Wego Drum 


53414 


49055 


110 


8.0 


8.0 


A 


5 


90/90-12 


90/90-12 


130 


130 


77 


8 


- 


105 


49.51 


57.79 


62 


N 


N 


Y 


Hero Pleasure Cast Wheel 


53503 


46650 


102 


5.0 


7.9 


A 


5 


90/100x10 


90/100x10 


130 


130 


82.1 


12.2 


- 


101 


56 


70 


77 


N 


N 


N 


Suzuki Lets 


53657 


46997 


113 


8.8 


9.0 


A 


5.2 


90/100-10 


90/100-10 


120 


120 


90 


10.2 


- 


98 


52.2 


65.3 


63 


N 


N 


N 


Yamaha Fascino 


53989 


52500 


113 


7.1 


8.1 


A 


5.2 


90/100 10 


90/100 10 


130 


110 


- 




- 


103 


- 


- 


66 


N 


N 


N 


Mahindra Gusto VX 


54026 


48800 


110 


8.2 


9.0 


A 


6 


90/90-12 


90/90-12 


130 


130 


85.3 


12 


2.5 


120 


58.2 


62.5 


63.5 


N 


N 


N 


Honda Aviator 


54719 


50863 


109 


8.0 


8.8 


A 


6 


90/90-12 


90/100-10 


130 


130 


83 


10.5 


- 


109 


50.56 


59.5 


60 


N 


N 


N 


Hero Maestro Edge LX 


55005 


49500 


111 


8.4 


8.3 


A 


5.3 


90/90-12-54J 


90/100-10-53J 


130 


130 


- 


- 


- 


110 


- 


- 


65.8 


N 


N 


N 


Hero Maestro Edge VX 


55295 


50700 


111 


8.4 


8.3 


A 


5.3 


90/90-12-54J 


90/100-10-53J 


130 


130 


- 


- 


- 


110 


- 


- 


65.8 


N 


N 


N 


TVS Jupiter ZX 


55385 


50012 


110 


8.0 


8.0 


A 


5 


90/90-12 


90/90-12 


130 


130 


85.2 


10.5 


2.5 


108 


51.2 


62.3 


62 


N 


N 


N 


TVS Wego Disc 


56203 


51770 


110 


8.0 


8.0 


A 


5 


90/90-12 


90/90-12 


220 


130 


77 


8 


- 


105 


49.51 


57.79 


62 


N 


N 


Y 


Suzuki Access 


59657 


50525 


124 


8.7 


9.8 


A 


6 


90/100-10 


90/100-10 


120 


120 


- 


- 


- 


112 


- 


- 




N 


N 


N 


Honda Activa 125 


59776 


55689 


125 


8.6 


10.1 


A 


5.3 


90/100-12 


90/100-10 


130 


130 


89 


9.8 


- 


110 


53.3 


65.9 


59 


N 


N 


N 


Honda Aviator DLX 


60320 


56209 


109 


8.0 


8.8 


A 


6 


90/90-12 


90/100-10 


190 


130 


83 


10.5 


- 


109 


50.56 


59.5 


60 


N 


N 


N 


Suzuki Swish 125 


60456 


50000 


124 


8.7 


9.8 


A 


6 


90/100-10 


90/100-10 


120 


120 


84.83 


10.6 


4.24 


110 


56.3 


58.8 




N 


N 


N 


Suzuki Access Special edition 


61512 


52555 


124 


8.7 


9.8 


A 


6 


90/100-10 


90/100-10 


120 


120 


- 


- 


- 


112 


- 






N 


N 


N 


Honda Activa DLX 


61575 


61857 


109 


8.0 


8.8 


A 


5.3 


90/100-10 


90/100-10 


130 


130 


86.2 


10.1 


3 


108 


55.5 


67.4 


60 


N 


N 


N 


Honda Activa 125 DLX 


66239 


61857 


125 


8.6 


10.1 


A 


5.3 


90/100-12 


90/100-10 


190 


130 


89 


9.8 


- 


110 


53.3 


65.9 


59 


N 


N 


N 


Vespa LX 125 


67000 


70148 


125 


10.1 


10.6 


A 


8 


90/100-17 


90/100-17 


150 


140 


84.6 


11.73 


- 


114 


54.08 


57.2 


60 


N 


N 


N 


Vespa VX 125 


70000 


74209 


125 


10.1 


10.6 


A 


8 


90/100-10 


90/100-10 


200 


140 


84.6 


11.7 


2 


114 


54.01 


57.2 


60 


N 


N 


N 


Vespa S 


74000 


78428 


125 


10.1 


10.6 


A 


8 


90/100-10 


90/100-10 


200 


140 


84.6 


11.7 


2 


114 


54.1 


57.2 


60 


N 


N 


N 


Vespa VXL 125 


79484 


78309 


125 


10.1 


10.6 


A 


- 


110-70/11 


120-70/10 


200 


140 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 




N 


N 


N 


Vespa Elegante 


83000 


82137 


125 


10.06 


10.6 


A 


8 


90/100-10 


90/100-10 


200 


140 


84.6 


11.73 


- 


114 


54.08 


57.2 


60 


N 


N 


N 


Vespa SXL 125 


84255 


82958 


125 


10.1 


10.6 


A 


- 


110-70/11 


120-70/10 


200 


140 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 






N 


N 


N 


Vespa VXL 150 


87582 


85625 


150 


11.6 


11.5 


A 


- 


110-70/11 


120-70/10 


200 


140 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 




N 


N 


N 


Vespa SXL 150 


91170 


89671 


150 


11.6 


11.5 


A 


- 


110-70/11 


120-70/10 


200 


140 
















N 


N 


N 



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